Mark Cartwright is the New MDA Executive Director

The Chair of the Mint Directors Association Ltd has announced to MDA members the appointment of Mark Cartwright as the Executive Director of MDA Ltd effective 1 January 2024.

At the MDC conference in Ottawa the designated Chair of the Mint Directors Association announced the formation of the Mint Directors Association Ltd – a not for profit Incorporated Association currently comprising 19 Member Mints from around the world. Image: MDC.

At the MDC conference in Ottawa the designated Chair of the Mint Directors Association announced the formation of the Mint Directors Association Ltd – a not for profit Incorporated Association currently comprising 19 Member Mints from around the world. Image: MDC.

Mark enters the role with a Degree in Applied Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specialising in Marketing. He has spent the past 12 years in the industry as the Executive General Manager of Sales, Marketing & Innovation for the Royal Australian Mint (RAM), having oversight of product design and development, sales, B2B relationship management, marketing, innovation and education and visitor services.

Prior to working at the RAM, Mark was a leader within the sporting industry being the CEO of Basketball ACT as well as working as the CEO of ACTSPORT. He comes to MDA Ltd as someone that has worked in senior leadership roles in membership-based associations for well over a decade, in addition to an executive leadership role at RAM.

Ross MacDiarmid.

Ross MacDiarmid.

Farewell To Ross MacDiarmid

The MDA bids farewell to Ross MacDiarmid, who previously was CEO of the Royal Australian Mint for 10.5 years until 2020 and more recently Acting Executive Director of the MDA Ltd. As stated by Marie Lemay, Chair of MDA Ltd: “As we welcome Mark to the MDA, I would very much like to thank Ross MacDiarmid who has been instrumental in working with the Board and MDA member mints over the past few years to help create this new and exciting organisation”.