Mr Mark Warburton currently works as a consultant on projects involving public policy and research on tertiary education and social services. Mark was the Principal Analyst for Universities Australia during 2015 and prior to that he had over 30 years of experience in the Australian Public Service. He worked on higher education funding policy for around nine years, implementing many aspects of the Transforming Australia's Higher Education System policy statement and then modifying them in response to subsequent budget pressures. He worked on the earlier 'Higher Education at the Crossroads' Review and the Government's response to that review, including the development of the current Higher Education Support Act 2003. Mark has worked extensively on policy, legislation and implementation of major Government social security programs and managing their budget implications.