Mark Stickells was appointed executive director of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in July 2018. Pawsey is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, with a primary function to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation and to support Australia's participation in the Square Kilometre Array. An experienced R&D and technology executive, prior to joining Pawsey, Mr Stickells was the inaugural director of innovation and industry engagement at the University of WA and former director of the Energy and Minerals Institute. He also chair of All Saints' College and its Foundation. Mr Stickells was a Business News 40under40 winner in 2005, which recognised his professional support for agricultural and environmental research and commercialisation, and his personal commitment to diversity and inclusion.