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Mary Clarke


Mary Clarke is the founder and principal of DXP Consulting.

A genuine desire to make a difference drives her work ethic.  And was the motivation for establishing DXP Consulting.

Mary has many years’ experience leading policy, economic analysis and strategic advice across a wide range of sectors and issues.  A particular focus over more recent years has been influencing education policy and practice, skilled migration policy, Indigenous success and the relevancy of the professions.

Mary’s immediate past position was as Head Education Policy for CPA Australia, which mixed policy, strategy and operational functions within the role and team.  Prior to that she held executive roles in the Victorian public service, worked in the New Zealand public service, and influenced and shaped policy and strategy through consultancy, research and advocacy roles outside of government.  

Mary holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration and an Honours degree in Economics.

Mary is a member of the Institute of Public Policy Administration Australia, the Economics Society Australia, the Women in Economics Network and is an alumni the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Outside of work, Mary is a wife and a mother of three.  Mary is a slowing runner and a chocoholic.