Mr Drew Clarke AO PSM

Non-Executive Director

Term of Office

Mr Clarke was appointed as a Director effective 22 August 2017. His current term will expire on 21 August 2020.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Mr Clarke has extensive public policy experience, having served in a range of senior government positions.  These include Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism from 2010 to 2013, Secretary of the Department of Communications from 2013 to 2015, and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017. Mr Clarke's earlier public sector career included leadership roles in energy policy and in mapping, science and innovation agencies.

Mr Clarke was awarded the Order of Australia in 2016 for distinguished service to public administration and the Public Service Medal in 2009 for his energy policy work. 

Mr Clarke is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He has a Master of Science from Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) from RMIT, and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Current Company Directorships

Mr Clarke is Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Operator and a Non-Executive Director of the CSIRO. 

Board Committee Memberships

Mr Clarke is a member of NBN Co's Nominations Committee and People and Remuneration Committee.