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Mark Christensen

  • Director
  • Economic & Financial Consulting
  • T: +61 7 3225 4900
  • M: +61 4 1973 5046
  • F: +61 7 3225 4999
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    • Level 20, CP1
    • 345 Queen Street
    • Brisbane, QLD, 4000
    • Australia
    • T: +61 7 3225 4900
    • F: +61 7 3225 4999
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Mark Christensen is a Director in the Economic & Financial Consulting practice. Mark has been an independent economic consultant for the last 18 years with experience in strategy, regulatory and commercial work, stakeholder management and report writing. His thoughts on policy, regulation and infrastructure can often be found in the opinion pages of The Australian Financial Review and Courier-Mail.

Mark’s areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy work
  • Public sector reform
  • Regulation
  • Stakeholder relations

Mark's niche is based on a distinctive blend of policy, commercial and government experience, particularly as it relates to unstructured problem solving.

Prior to consulting, Mark was with Queensland Treasury/QTC for 7 years, where he worked on the corporatisation of Government Owned Corporations, including QR, ports and electricity. This was a unique and challenging experience managing sensitive issues concerning the impact of economic reform on key stakeholders and the wider community. In 1997, Mark was seconded onto the QR Corporatisation Review, after which he joined a small team in Treasury responsible for transitioning Queensland into the National Electricity Market and developing and negotiating multi-billion-dollar contracts with Queensland’s two electricity retail franchisees.

Mark has a strong background in rail, having worked for QR/QR National (now Aurizon) on various projects, including its successful $1.3 billion bid with Babcock & Brown for ARG, stakeholder relations on the ARG merger, restructure of its coal business and development of an internal Commercial Framework Manual.

Some of Mark’s most significant engagements include work for:

  • Led a project to redesign a $70 million local government grants program
  • Powerlink (electricity regulation)
  • Queensland Treasury Corporation (energy reform)
  • Trade & Investment Queensland
  • Queensland Department of Health (capital charging)
  • Queensland Competition Authority (rail access)
  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (infrastructure planning)
  • North Queensland Bulk Ports (port expansion, portfolio strategy QR National (a major Australian freight railway, now Aurizon, formerly QR)
  • Stanwell Corporation Limited (government-owned electricity generator)
  • Queensland Treasury
  • Ergon Energy (government-owned electricity company)
  • Babcock & Brown (international investment bank)
  • Queensland Transport and Main Roads
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