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 is 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.


For the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, we ask you do not enter the QEI South Brisbane or QEI Clayfield facilities if you:

  • Have been in contact with a known case of COVID-19 
  • Have recently travelled overseas or interstate and have NOT undergone a two week quarantine 
  • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • Have cold or fever symptoms (sore throat, coughing, sneezing etc)
  • Recently visited a COVID-19 hot spot (as identified on the Queensland Government website)

Please note that all visitors at this time will undergo contactless temperature checking. Our staff will also require the full names and contact details of all visitors to the building. 

Thank you for your cooperation at this time, please don't hesitate to contact us on 07 3239 5000 if you have any concerns.