Mr Mark Leibler AC is one of Australia’s leading tax lawyers and corporate strategists. As the senior partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler and head of its taxation practice, Mark has, for over 30 years, acted in the tax affairs of Australia’s largest businesses and many of Australia’s corporate leaders.
Mark is deeply involved in Jewish affairs, occupying senior leadership roles in several Australian and international Jewish bodies. He recently completed his term as Chairman of the World Board of Trustees of Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal, is a member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel and a member of the Board of Governors of Haifa University and Tel Aviv University. Mark is National Chairman of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) and a Governor of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Mark is also active in the area of social justice and public affairs and is a tireless supporter of Indigenous rights. Mark is Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, and is also Deputy Chairman of the National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund which enables Australian scholars of diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous scholars, to study in Israel and to return with ideas and experiences of advantage to Australia.
In 1987, Mark was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. In 2005, he was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to business, to the law, particularly in the areas of taxation and commercial law, to the Jewish community internationally and in Australia, and to reconciliation and the promotion of understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.