Mario Pennisi

Director

History

Mario has more than 30 years’ experience in managing and growing commercial operations in the life sciences industry. He is a member of The University of Queensland Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Faculty Board, the Chairman of Griffith University’s Clinical Trials Advisory Committee and a Member of the Queensland Government’s Biofutures Industry Advisory Group.  He is also a government-appointed Member of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Council, and associated committees.

Qualifications

Mario’s Non-Executive Director roles include Elo Life Systems Australia Pty Ltd, Alpine Immune Sciences Australia Pty Ltd and Suncare Community Services Ltd. Previous roles include executive positions at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and Mayne Group as well as serving as CEO of Life Sciences Queensland Ltd. and Queensland Clinical Trials Network Inc.

Chair of QEIF, Mark Sheridan, said “We are excited to have Mario join the QEIF Board at this stage of our development. With Mario’s experience and insight into research and clinical trials, together with his credentials as a Non-Executive Director, we are looking forward to harnessing his skills to support our sustainability and innovation strategies to achieve our purpose of saving sight.”