Mark Scott to head up NSW Department of Education

02 June, 2016 by Staff Writer

Mark Scott.


Former ABC boss Mark Scott is the new secretary of the NSW Department of Education.

Scott's stint as ABC managing director included the creation of iView, News24, ABC3, digital radio, the introduction of ABC mobile services and an overall expansion of ABC online.

“Mark’s appointment takes our reinvigoration of the senior executive of the NSW public service a step further,” NSW Premier Mike Baird said.

“Like Rob Whitfield, who took the reins at Treasury last year, Mark is ready, willing and able to bring the fruits of his immense experience to the benefit of the entire NSW community.”

Scott said he could think of "no more important opportunity than working alongside the teachers of NSW and the staff of the Department to improve teaching and learning in our schools.”

Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said he looked forward to working with Scott "to continue delivering the most comprehensive set of reforms of school education in a century. Our focus remains on improving student results and delivering the skills base needed to grow the NSW economy.”