The Hon. Mark Vaile AO
Co-Chairman, Australian American Leadership Dialogue
Director, Virgin Australia Holdings Limited
Mark was a Member of the Australia Parliament from 1993 to 2008. He was Deputy Prime Minister (2005-2007), Minister for Trade (1999-2006), Minister for Transport and Regional Development (1997-1998, 2006-2007) and Minister for Agriculture (1998-1999).
On 11 June 2012, Mark was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia through support for rural and regional communities, to the pursuit of global trade and investment opportunities, and to the citizens of the Taree region.
Mark currently holds the following positions; Director: Virgin Australia Holdings Limited – ASX listed aviation company. Director: Servcorp Limited – ASX listed property and IT company. Director: Stamford Land Limited – SGX listed property company. Director: HostPlus Pty Ltd – Industry Super Fund. Chairman: Whitehaven Coal Imited – ASX listed resource company. Chairman: 123Aust China Education – Bilingual early childhood education, China. Chairman: Palisade Regional Infrastructure – Fund Investor advisory board. Chairman: Smarttrans Limited – ASX listed technology company.
Co-Chairman: Australian American Leadership Dialogue – private, track two diplomatic initiative aimed at broadening and deepening the US-Australian alliance.