Mr Mark Fraser LVO OAM assumed the position of Official Secretary to the Governor-General on 27 June 2014. He oversees the provision of advice and support to the Governor-General in the conduct of his constitutional, ceremonial and community roles. Mr Fraser previously served as Deputy Official Secretary to the Governor-General. From 2004 until 2007, Mr Fraser was Consul-General at the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands. Prior to this, Mr Fraser enjoyed a varied public service career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Mr Fraser holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Public Relations and Journalism from Bond University, a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney. In 2003, he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to victims and their families following the terrorist bombings which occurred in Bali on 12 October 2002. He was also appointed as a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 2014 for his service as Deputy Official Secretary to the Governor-General. In 2009, Mr Fraser co-founded the Make A Mark Australia (MAMA) charity to help empower impoverished children through improved access to education.