Mario Pennisi, AM



Mario is a strategic advisor and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in managing and growing commercial operations in the life sciences industry. He was a government-appointed Member of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Council, and associated committees, including as Chair of the IHBI External Engagement Committee. He is also the Chair of Griffith University’s Clinical Trials Advisory Committee and a Member of the Queensland Government’s Biofutures Industry Advisory Group.


Mario’s Non-Executive Director roles include Elo Life Systems Australia Pty Ltd, Alpine Immune Sciences Australia Pty Ltd, Integral Scopes Pty Ltd, and Chair of 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.