Brisbane, Australia

Mark Pascoe

Founding Chief Executive Officer


Mark has worked for his more than 40-year career in the water industry, predominantly in Brisbane, Australia. He spent many years with Brisbane City Council, where his most recent position was as the Manager, Water and Sewerage. Other roles included the Manager, Water Treatment and Manager, Wastewater Treatment.

In the mid-1990s, Mark held the position of Queensland Operations Manager of Woodward-Clyde Pty Ltd, an environmental engineering consultancy firm. Mark left the Brisbane City Council role to take up the position of Deputy Director at the International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before returning to Brisbane in early 2005 to begin his role as Chief Executive Officer at the International WaterCentre.

Current positions

  • Chief Executive Officer, International WaterCentre
  • Adjunct Professor with The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Board Member, Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland
  • Board Member, World Water Council
  • Committee Member, Australian International Water Association
  • Governing Council Member, Asia Pacific Water Forum
  • Member, Regional Advisory Panel, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

Previous positions

  • President, Australian Water Association
  • Board Member, Water Services Association of Australia
  • Board Member, Co-operative Research Centre, Water Quality and Treatment
  • Board Member, Global Water Research Coalition
  • Board Member, Environment Business Australia
  • Board Member, Australian WaterSecure Innovations Ltd
  • Board Member, Queensland Manufactured Water Authority and the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
  • Board Member, Western Corridor Water Recycled Water Company
  • Advisory Board Member, United Nations Environment Program, International Environment Technology Centre, Osaka, Japan
  • Expert Panel on the State Minister’s Energy and Water Supply on Water
  • Panel  Member, Development of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Chemistry), Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Environmental Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • Company Directors course, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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