Des Powell has held a range of senior executive management roles in both the private and public sectors in Australia and Asia prior to operating his own consultancy business up to 2015. In addition he holds a number of key governance appointments. These include Chair of Federation Training, Director of Barwon Water, a Director of Victorian Regional Channels Authority and as a sessional commissioner at Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor regulation. Des was the inaugural Chair of Edmund Rice Education Australia from 2006 to 2012. Currently he is Chair of MacKillop Family Services, a co-sponsored ministry of ISMAPNG.
The Board of Directors and Executive Office at Mercy Education are pleased to welcome Mr Des Powell as a new Director of Mercy Education from 1 July 2018.