Mark Scott AO

Secretary
NSW Department of Education

Mark Scott AO is the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and has a distinguished record in public service, education and the media.

Initially a teacher and education policy adviser, Mark enjoyed a long career in journalism. He was Editor-in-Chief of Fairfax newspapers and then Managing Director of the ABC from 2006 to 2016.

As leader of one of the largest education systems in the world, Mark has a particular interest in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s rapidly changing world.