Mark Clisby

Mark Clisby

Mark has a broad range of HR, OD and Change Management skills and is experienced in the Commonwealth, Higher Education and International NGO sectors.

Special skills

  • Leadership, executive and research coaching
  • Change Management
  • Research Management and strengthening
  • Researcher development strategies
  • International HR including emergency response strategies
  • Third sector commercial activities
  • Enterprise Bargaining negotiations
  • HR Strategy, policy and practice
  • Partnership strategies
  • Organisational reviews
  • Board and Governance reviews
  • Grant and proposal writing

Professional Background

Mark has held previous roles as Director, Research Services Division at La Trobe University, Director, Operations and Company Secretary for Oxfam Australia and Oxfam Trading, Director, Human Resources at the Australian National University, and Deputy Director, Human Resources at Flinders University.  Mark has led IR negotiations, organisational restructuring, re-engineering, and process reviews to strengthen research and leadership outcomes and academic and professional staff development, including the use of mentoring, coaching and structured development activities.  Mark was a member of the Oxfam International Global Team that lead strategy development for the Oxfam International confederation of 15 International NGOs working in over 100 countries and led reviews and change programs for both Oxfam Australia and Oxfam International.  Mark’s interest is in organisational effectiveness and change management, people management practices, cross sector partnership and collaboration, and coaching for performance.  Mark jointly established the Oxfam-Monash Partnership and was been a member and chair of its Governance Committee.

Mark has successfully led bids for Commonwealth, State and Local government funding of over $2m.  Mark has been a member of the SSABSA “Work Education” Subject Advisory Committee, Chaired Not For Profit Boards and Committees and reviewed Boards and sub-committees.


  • BA (Honors) – Adelaide University
  • Grad Dip (Adult) Ed – University of SA
  • M Ed – University of SA

Professional memberships

  • Member Australian Institute of Training and Development
  • Member Australian Human Resources Institute