Mark Middleton OAM

Group Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director, Icon Group Board

As a highly regarded radiation therapist and Icon Group’s CEO, Mark knows all too well the impact cancer has on patients and their families. He is determined to lead Icon Group in making a meaningful contribution to the global cancer burden.

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A radiation therapist with extensive management experience, Mark brings essential clinical expertise and astute strategic vision to his role as CEO of Icon Group. His leadership style is simple; he is committed to nurturing the capabilities of his team while challenging them to deliver exceptional cancer care – and growing the business to ensure that care is available to as many people as possible.

From the Group’s earliest days, Mark advocated for providing services not just in metropolitan centres but also in outer-metro and regional communities throughout Australia. Under his leadership, Icon has grown from 12 to more than 30 cancer centres through a combination of strategic acquisitions and new builds. Over 50% of this network services outer-metro and regional areas. A further centre has also been announced in regional Victoria, Australia, and is expected to open in the medium term.

He has also overseen robust international expansion into New Zealand, Singapore, the wider South East Asian region and Hong Kong. Significantly, under Mark’s leadership Icon Group became the first Australian healthcare company to enter the Chinese market. These achievements are a reflection of Mark’s clear vision for Icon Group and his capacity to forge strong and productive partnerships with local and international healthcare providers.

Prior to his current role, Mark worked in cancer care in North America and Europe before founding Radiation Oncology Queensland (ROQ) – now part of Icon Group. He has published 25 peer reviewed scientific papers and is a frequently invited keynote speaker both nationally and internationally. In 2018, he was announced as a Director on the inaugural City Cancer Challenge Board.

Mark was a State Finalist for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Queensland Manager of the Year in 2014, regional winner of the AIM Excellence Award 2015 and finalist in CEO Magazine’s 2016 and 2019 Executive of the Year Awards. He has a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a Fellow of both the AIM and the Australian Institute of Radiography. Mark was awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (General Division) at the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022 in recognition of his significant contribution to Australian cancer care.

In 2021 Mark published his debut leadership book, Good Morning.

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