Mark Stickells is the Director of Business Development and Innovation at The University of Western Australia, leading the development and stewardship of university partnerships with industry, the not-for profit sector, governments and communities.
Mark is an experienced executive and company director with more than 20 years’ experience working in joint ventures, R&D and collaborative industry research programs. He has expertise and passion for energy and resource sector innovation and former roles include Director of UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute and Chief Executive of the WA Energy Research Alliance.
Mark has extensive national and international industry and innovation networks and is a highly effective communicator with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and innovation. Mark is a Board member or advisor to several UWA ventures and in 2017 was appointed an adjunct Senior Fellow of the Perth USAsia Centre. Mark is a strong advocate for Perth’s role as a regional energy city and innovation hub.