Sunshine Coast Council

Council of Mayors | South East Queensland

Sunshine Coast Council

The Sunshine Coast Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, and aims to be a public sector leader and an employer of choice.

Council values the diversity of skills and experience that people bring to the organisation and which they deploy in servicing the community on a daily basis.

Our employees’ passion and commitment to the region and their willingness to go above and beyond, coupled with a great place to work, is what sets Sunshine Coast Council apart in local government.

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Mayor Mark Jamieson

Mayor Mark Jamieson

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Director

Mark Jamieson has led a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors and has approached all of his roles with the personal ethos to not only do well, but do good.

Mark Jamieson has been the Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council (the fifth largest local government in Queensland) since April 2012, having been re-elected for a second term on 19 March 2016 with 76% of the vote on a two candidate preferred basis.

He is leading a transformational agenda to reshape the Sunshine Coast economy, strengthen community programs and support and build on the region’s already outstanding environmental credentials.

This includes driving a major regional infrastructure program that is arguably the most innovative mix of public and private investment opportunities in Australia, underpinned by a clear 20 year blueprint established for a new economy for the Sunshine Coast – and which is already delivering results.

Mayor Jamieson also sits on the Board of Directors for the Australian Local Government Association and the Council of Mayors South East Queensland.

Prior to his election as Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council in 2012, Mayor Jamieson enjoyed an extensive career of nearly 30 years in chief executive and senior leadership roles in media and publishing, with strategic and operational responsibilities for customer satisfaction, staff development, business performance and shareholder growth. In 2006, he was appointed Chief Executive of APN Australian Publishing, where he was accountable for newspaper assets valued in excess of $1 billion.