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Mark Stickells

Executive Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, CSIRO

Mark Stickells leads the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre, critical national research infrastructure located in Perth, WA. Pawsey’s high performance computing and data services support Australian researchers and international radioastronomy projects including the multinational Square Kilometre Array. Pawsey’s exascale-class system, Setonix, named after WA’s quokka, is the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful, energy efficient supercomputer.

Mark is also a member of the National Quantum Advisory Committee, non-executive Director of Science and Technology Australia (STA) and Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Institute of Management. Mark has led joint ventures between universities, CSIRO and industry delivering national and international research and education programs for Australia’s key energy, resources and agricultural sectors. Mark is a member of CEO’s for Gender Equity and advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives in his professional and personal life.


  • –present
    Executive Director, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, CSIRO


  • 2014 
    University College London (UCL), Graduate Diploma (Energy and Resources)
  • 2003 
    Curtin University , Masters of Business Administration
  • 1996 
    University of New England, Masters of Educational Administration
  • 1993 
    The University of WA, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
  • Member, Astronomical Society of Australia