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Dr Mark Toner is a former Chief Executive of the Australian subsidiary of a major international Engineering & Construction group, Kvaerner E&C (now Worley), which was headquartered in Europe. During his time with the Australian company, turnover was typically $80-180 million with 250 to 900 employees.  Kvaerner (formerly Davy McKee, then John Brown then Jacobs) serviced the resource industries: mining & metals, oil & gas, chemicals and pulp & paper.  After 20 years with the group, Mark left in 2001 to start his own management consultancy, Toner & Associates.  With his colleague Dr Gunilla Burrowes, he also runs a business consultancy Gender Matters which advises organisations on diversity, inclusion and gender equity issues and provides training in mitigation of unconscious and conscious bias.

Mark is a past member of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a past Board Member (and a past Chair) of Australian Science Innovations (a non-profit organisation promoting science education to secondary school students) and past Chair of CalSmelt Pty Ltd (an aluminium technology start-up).

He was formerly a Director of the Trans Tasman Commercialisation Fund, a member of the National Congress of Engineers Australia (EA) and the National Board of EA's Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management, Chair of the Sensor Signal & Information Processing (CSSIP) Cooperative Research Centre (2003-08) and of Spire Innovations Pty Ltd, the commercialisation arm of this CRC (2001-12), a Director and Deputy Chairman of Melbourne IT Ltd (and Chair of the HR and Remuneration Committee) (2001-08), a Board Member of The Hiser Group (2005-2006), President of the Business/Higher Education Round Table 2000-2003 (Director 2000-04), and Chairman of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia, 2001-2002 (Board Member 2000-03).

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