Mark Morris
People & Leadership

CHRO, Corporate Services, Strategy & Transformation, People & Culture

About Mark

With more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in both public and private sectors, Mark is an accredited executive coach with extensive experience in HR leadership, project management, change management, strategy and transformation.

Mark started his career as a high-performance sports coach in volleyball and athletics while he completed undergraduate studies in Psychology. Over the course of his career he has worked mostly in people- and HR-related roles but also in other corporate streams such as infrastructure, finance, policy, and a variety of professional service areas.

Mark enjoys working with c-suite leaders and offering CHRO services to guide businesses to perform at their best. Most recently he has been enjoying helping teams with their Ways of Working and Psychosocial Hazards management.

Influential Work

  • Department of Resources – Ways of Working, Agile & Psychological Safety
  • Key Assets – Strategic Planning
  • Mercy Community – A/CHRO, Head of Change & Engagement
  • QLD Department of the Premier and Cabinet – Director of Corporate Services

Key Capabilities

Mark offers a unique combination of skills & experiences that brings value to the table in practical, realistic ways. A connector of people, he quickly establishes a foundation of respect and trust that enables the achievement of ambitious goals. With a calm demeanor, Mark is experienced in steadying the waters during turbulent times and bringing a team together to set them up for sustainable success.

An advocate of growth-mindset and continuous learning, Mark is passionate about culture, leadership, performance, gender equality, coaching, and allyship, and enjoys working with leaders and teams to tailor strategies for inclusive, efficient, and sustainable performance.

Mark also specializes in areas of organisational design & restructuring, change management, Agile ways of working and high performing teams.

Key roles include:

  • CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer)

  • Corporate Services

  • Strategy & Transformation

  • Board and Advisory Board Member

Key sectors include:

  • Health

  • State Government

  • Not-For-Profit

  • Professional Services


  • AICD Company Directors Course

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Master of Business Administration (Partial)

  • Executive & Leadership Coaching
  • Design Thinking
  • LEAN Six Sigma
  • Portfolio Management

In his spare time:

  • Running

  • Time with Family

Outside of FifthEagle:

  • Executive & Leadership Coach

  • Volleyball Coach

  • Gender Equality Advocate

  • Ways of Working Consultant

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