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Term of Office

Mr Mrdak was appointed as a Director effective 01 October 2023. His current term will expire on 30 September 2026.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Mr Mrdak has had an extensive career in the Federal public service. Between March 2008 and June 2009, he was Deputy Secretary (Governance), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and during this time, he was appointed Commonwealth Coordinator-General. From July 2009 to August 2017, he was Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and, from September 2017 to December 2019 he was Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts.

In November 2013, Mr Mrdak received the Federal Government Leader of the Year Award recognising his outstanding leadership and work on major infrastructure projects including the duplication of the Pacific and Hume Highways. He was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2016 honours list for his distinguished service to public administration in transport, logistics and infrastructure investment.

Mr Mrdak graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of New England in 1987 and gained post graduate qualifications including a Graduate Diploma in Education in 1987 and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics from the University of Canberra in 1992.

Current Company Directorships

Mr Mrdak is Chair of the Airport Development Group in the Northern Territory.

Other Current Appointments

Mr Mrdak is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra.

Board Committee Memberships

Mr Mrdak is a member of NBN Co’s Nominations Committee and Interim Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.