Mark Plath was a Queensland Police Service (QPS) officer for nearly 33 years. As a Superintendent of Police, Mark was one of the three key planning executives for the G20 events in Queensland in 2014, and then again for the Commonwealth Games in 2018. He concluded his policing career as the Deputy State Recovery Coordinator for the Monsoonal Trough Floods in North Queensland in 2019.

Following a brief placement as Director, Recovery with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), Mark commenced his current role as Superintendent (Director), Operational Performance, Data Analytics and Reporting Group at QCS.

Mark was also a member of the Australian Army Reserve for 30 plus years and retired at the rank of Colonel. He regards his role in 2001/2002 as the Commanding Officer of a reserve light infantry battalion headquartered at Enoggera, as a military career highlight. In 2006, he deployed to Timor Leste in a Civil-Military Cooperation role, another career highlight.

Mark has completed several tertiary level qualifications including a Master of Defence Studies. He is an alumnus of the Australian Army Command and Staff College, Queenscliff (1998), the Australian Institute of Police Management, Manly (2006 and 2010) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Quantico (2008). Mark is also a Graduate of the Company Directors’ Course.

Mark is no stranger to NHW conferences having been the Master of Ceremonies for two previous State conferences (Gold Coast and Toowoomba) and is delighted to again be the front person for this International Conference.