Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Eye Institute Foundation Prof. Mark Radford has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Queensland Eye Institute since March 2010. Mark completed his first undergraduate degree at Flinders University of South Australia in 1978. After being awarded a Japanese Government (Mombusho) Fellowship, Mark completed his Doctor of Medicine at Nagasaki University School of Medicine in 1992. During this period he also completed a PhD at Flinders University (1989).
Mark started his working career as a research academic (lecturer and later Associate Professor) at Hokkaido University in Japan. Between 1993 and 2003, Mark served as a consultant to a number of government and private organisations worldwide, before returning to Hokkaido University to become Professor within the Department of Behavioural Science.
In 2006, Mark returned to Australia to become CEO and Managing Director of Symbiosis Group Limited – a life science investment, management and commercialisation company based in Brisbane, Australia, before joining the Queensland Eye Institute.
Mark has extensive experience in research (especially in the areas of clinical research, research ethics, and clinical trials), as well as medical research investment and commercialisation. He has published and taught in the fields of medicine, governance, leadership and decision-making. Mark is a member of a number of professional associations. He is a Fellow (Hon) of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and also of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Institute of Management (AIM).