Mark Paterson

Mark Paterson leads the CSIRO Energy Flagship’s applied research and solution development for future electricity grids with a multidisciplinary team of approximately 30 researchers. He is responsible for the strategic direction and industry alignment of CSIRO’s electricity research informed by both national and global developments. This involves the fusion of applied science, engineering, business and strategic foresight disciplines together with a distinctive outcomes-focused orientation.

Mark has three decades of professional experience across Australia’s power and electro-mechanical industries. He chairs the CSIRO Future Grid Forum the Smart Grid Australia - R&D Working Group and, Standards Australia – AS/NZS4755 Demand Response committee. Mark is Australia’s intergovernmental representative to the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and also engages with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF).