Mr. Mike Mrdak AO appointed NEC Australia Non-Executive Chairperson

NEC Australia has today announced the appointment of Mike Mrdak AO as the company’s inaugural Non-Executive Chairperson.

Mrdak arrives at NEC Australia following a career spanning more than 30 years with the Australian Public Service in Canberra. He has been Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Media and The Arts and Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. He has also held Deputy Secretary roles at both the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Transport and Regional Services.

Mrdak’s career achievements include the early stage development of the Western Sydney Airport, his leadership of the coordination efforts for Australia’s search for Malaysian flight MH370, the duplication of the Pacific Highway and leading the design and implementation of a long-term budget planning framework for Commonwealth infrastructure projects.

“Mike is one of Australia’s most respected and influential public servants. To have someone of his calibre join us at NEC Australia is testament to our standing in the Australian market and what he believes we can achieve in the future,” said NEC Australia CEO and Managing Director Mitsuhiro Murooka.

“I am honoured to be joining a company which has such a long and proud history in Australia. NEC has been an important part of the Australian economy for over 50 years. Over that time the company has been a major employer in manufacturing, consumer electronics and ICT solutions, always with technology at the heart of the company’s identity,” said NEC Australia Non-Executive Chairman Mike Mrdak.

“Now more than ever, Australia has an opportunity to benefit from the global expertise and leadership of NEC, a trusted Japanese multinational corporation. Whether it be solutions in transport, major infrastructure, public safety, telecommunications and 5G, my goal is to help NEC support public and private organisations throughout Australia as our economy transitions out of pandemic restrictions. This will necessitate digital transformation across a range of product and service areas. Something I am very keen to ensure NEC Australia is at the forefront of,” Mrdak said.

In 2016, Mrdak was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia, and in 2013 he received recognition for his many years of public service, being awarded the CPA Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Mike Mrdak will be based at NEC Australia’s Canberra offices in Majura Business Park.

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