Mark Dixon commenced his role as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wodonga City Council in April 2019.
Prior to his appointment Mark was the CEO and Managing Director of Wodonga Institute of TAFE for a period of four years. During his tenure at the TAFE, it grew to be the most successful regional TAFE in Australia winning both the Victorian and Australian Large Training Provider of the Year awards in 2018 and the Defence Industry Academic Institution of the Year award in 2019.
Before entering his civilian career, Mark was a military officer for more than 30 years in both the British and Australian Armies. His Defence leadership experience spans the fields of counter terrorism, defence intelligence, training, logistics, explosive engineering, capability acquisition and procurement. He has seen active service in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.
Mark is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and also holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Cranfield University (UK). He has completed the Cranlana Institute’s ethical leadership program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) course.
Mark continues his association with the Defence as an Honorary Colonel for the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps and is also a member of the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership, supporting Regional Development Victoria. He also sits on the Regional Advisory Boards for La Trobe University and Charles Sturt University.