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Mark Buzza

Head of Research
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC)

Mark has over 17 years’ experience in medical and clinical research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, not-for-profit operations, program management and healthcare services and I have held senior management and leadership roles within these sectors. I have also delivered strategy development and implementation projects with multinational clients as a management consultant.

About Mark

Mark has proven experience in large complex program delivery, landscape analysis, risk, change and stakeholder management, business planning, open innovation, business process improvement, strategy development and implementation. His speciality is to work with Executive Teams, Boards and clients to understand the landscape and system in which they operate and design and deliver strategic initiatives that make a meaningful impact to the direction of an organisation.

Mark thrives on building and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders and leading high performing teams. He is passionate about understanding team dynamics and pride himself on his ability to inspire and coach team members to obtain optimal outcomes. He is passionate about the use of Knowledge Translation and systems thinking to achieve the greatest impact for patients and the community. 

Mark has a Bachelor of Science with Honours from LaTrobe University, a PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Melbourne and an Executive MBA (awarded with distinction) from RMIT University. He is also a PMP certified PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner.

Key Capabilities

Strategy Development

Global Program Delivery

Knowledge Translation

Social Impact

In his spare time...

When he isn't running global collaborative research programs, Mark loves nothing more than to spend quality time with his wife and two daughters and is usually trying to convince them to go for either a ride, bush-walk or day trip. Rare moments of solitude are usually spent going for a run, going to the gym or playing guitar.

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