Mark Morley - Senior Trade Commissioner

Mark Morley

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In January 2018, Mark commenced his role as Trade Commissioner India and Pakistan, with responsibility for managing Austrade’s staff and posts in Northern India and Pakistan. In India and Pakistan, Mark also has lead responsibility for promoting Australian food and agriculture, alongside Australia’s defence industry.

Prior to India, Mark worked from 2013 to 2017 as Austrade’s Senior Trade Commissioner to Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain based at the Australian Embassy in Riyadh. With nine staff at two posts, the team covered trade, investment and education relationships between the Arabian Peninsula and Australia.

Prior to his posting in Riyadh, Mark was the Director of Trade Engagement, Middle East and Europe for the State Government of Victoria, leading companies – including Super Trade Missions of hundreds of companies – to the Middle East, and Asia.

Mark has previously held a number of positions over 10 years in the State Government of Victoria and Telstra Corporation in international engagement, education and IT. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts (Arabic), and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics). Mark also studied in India, gaining a Master of International Relations in the area of water and agricultural law in Punjab. Mark has recently completed a Doctorate of Juridical Science degree at Monash University regarding Islamism in South Asia. Mark brings an extensive professional and personal interest in the Middle East and South Asia to Austrade and is competent in Hindi and is fluent in both written and spoken Arabic.