Mark Baker’s career has unusually seen him serve at senior levels in both the private and public sectors and within political circles.
Before his commencement with Endeavour, Mark was Group Head of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the Westpac Banking Corporation. As such, he advised the Bank’s Board and Senior Management on all legislative, regulatory and reputational risk issues affecting the Bank’s interests.
Prior to Westpac, he served as a Senior Adviser to then Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, working within the Cabinet Policy Unit. He assisted in the development of whole of Government policy, with day-to-day Cabinet processes and was responsible for co-ordination of the Coalition’s election policy platform. He also served as the Prime Minister’s senior speechwriter. He maintains strong links with senior Liberal figures at the federal level and in all State jurisdictions.
Mark spent 15 years with Advance Bank, culminating in his appointment as Chief Executive – ACT Region. He also served as Secretary of the Department of Business, Arts, Sport and Tourism (ACT Govt).
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