Mark Henley

Chief Executive Officer,
Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)

Mark Henley is Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) – QCOSS
is Queensland’s leading force for social change to eliminate poverty and disadvantage.  QCOSS has a
strong focus on supporting communities across the state to see that all people have access to the right
supports and services, and to ensure that all people have a good life.
With nearly 600 members, QCOSS undertakes informed advocacy and supports a strong community
service sector.  QCOSS’s key activities focus on providing effective policy advice, working to strengthen
responsive community services and having productive partnerships with government, private sector, and
the community sector. 
Mark’s professional background is an accountant and then moved into the community services sector
with the Spinal Injuries Association as Chief Accountant in 1989 and then Chief Executive Officer from
1999 to 2011.  Mark has 28 years of experience in the community services sector and a commitment to
creating responsive services, and independence, dignity and better outcomes for all people.  He is a
graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Deputy Chair of the Queensland
Plan Ambassadors Council.

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