Mike Mrdak AO
Mike Mrdak AO is the Federal Government's representative on FRRR's board.
Mike is the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, where he is responsible for:
- Managing the Department's portfolio of interests
- Supporting the Australian Government's infrastructure agenda
- National transport reform initiatives in the road, rail, aviation and maritime sectors
- Commitment to people living in our regions.
The Department supports a strong and liveable Australia by focusing on regional development and enabling communities to achieve economic and social development.
Mike is no stranger to this portfolio having begun his Australian Public Service career in 1988 as a Graduate with the then Department of Transport and Communications.
He has held a number of senior positions across the portfolio and with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
In 2016, he received recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours for distinguished service to public administration through executive roles in the infrastructure, transport and logistics sector, and through the development of policy reform initiatives.