Mark Gay

Chief Information Officer / QBE

Mark has spent most of his career slugging away at corporate jobs to pay for a lifestyle of horses and travel that he probably couldn’t afford. By day he’s a digital guy, and by night he’s a dad and wannabe horse whisperer, but his real passion lies in helping organisations transition from being analogue, to being digital. He’s worked across education, logistics, financial services, and entertainment industries, and has held fancy job titles like Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Digital Officer.

Mark is currently the CIO for QBE in Australia and the pacific region, holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was recognised as the Australian CIO of the year in 2016, the Australian Financial Services CIO of the year in 2017, and as one of Australia’s outstanding 50 LGBTI leaders in 2018.