Mayor Mark Jamieson
Bachelor of Business
2017 Community Service Alumnus of the Year
Since his graduation from USQ in 1996, Mark has been actively involved in shaping stronger regional communities through his leadership roles in both the public and private sector.
Following over two decades in senior roles in media and publishing, Mark was appointed Chief Executive of APN Australian Publishing in 2006, where he was accountable for over $1 billion of newspaper assets.
Mark was first elected in 2012 as Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council. As Mayor, Mark is leading a progressive agenda which has its heart creating opportunity for residents and communities.
Under Mark’s leadership, the Sunshine Coast Council is driving a major regional infrastructure program that has the most innovative mix of public and private investment opportunities in Australia. It is underpinned by a clear 20 year blueprint established for a new economy for the Sunshine Coast and which is already delivering results - the region has been rated as having the second strongest performing economy in Queensland; unemployment rates have been lowered by more than half what they were when Mark was first elected; household income levels are now closer to the state average; and the region has achieved national recognition for several of its environmental programs.
In 2016, Mark was elected overwhelmingly by his Mayoral and Councillor colleagues across Queensland to serve as President of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) for the next four years. Mayor Jamieson also sits on the Board of Directors for the Australian Local Government Association, the Council of Mayors South East Queensland and LGIASuper.
Mark actively supports a number of not for profit organisations including domestic violence prevention organisation White Ribbon, Sunnykids, Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Beacon Foundation.