Mark Francis

General Manager
Business Development

Executive Committee

Mark is the General Manager, Business Development and is part of the Executive Committee of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland (Housing Queensland). He joined Housing Queensland in January 2023 and is responsible for the overall strategic business development for Housing Queensland, including strategic planning, business development and growth, relationship management, proposal management and business development activity.

Prior to this General Manager role, Mark was the Executive Director, Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative (QHIGI) Implementation in the Queensland Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) where he was responsible for coordinating the delivery of a strong, coordinated program of capital investment to increase housing across Queensland through three funding initiatives (Housing Investment Fund; QuickStarts Queensland and Help to Home).

Mark is also the former Queensland Registrar of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing (NRSCH). In this role, Mark was responsible for administering NRSCH in Queensland. His additional responsibilities included the regulation of residential services, manufactured homes and retirement villages under state schemes.

As part of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) which oversaw the strategy of the former Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW), Mark played a key role in the development of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017 – 2027; the Queensland Building Plan (2017); the Queensland Procurement Policy (2017) and the internal blueprint to transform the capability of HPW.

He brings significant capabilities to Housing Queensland in leadership, people management, process and systems, housing investment, housing regulation and government relations.