Mr. Mark Todd

Civil Space Regulation, Industry Growth Division
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, AUSTRALIA

Mark is based in Canberra, at the (Commonwealth) Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, where he works on civil space issues, including those related to the administration of the legislative arrangements for civil space activities.

Mark has worked at the department for close to a decade across procurement, policy, grants and regulation. Since joining the civil space team in 2011, Mark has overseen the $40 million Australian Space Research Program (ASRP), the formation of the Australian Government Space Coordination Committee, the release of Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy, the publishing of the State of Space Report and is currently working on the reform of the Space Activities Act 1998.

As the Australian Commonwealth delegate, Mark co-opened the International Utilisation of the Quasi Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) for Autonomous Farming’ Conference, and participated in the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) and the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF).

Mark has studied at the Australian National University with a Masters of Public Policy (Industry Strategy) and at the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics.