Mark Reading

Head of Foundation | Atlassian


Mark Reading


Mark is the Head of Foundation at Atlassian and Chair of the Pledge 1% Advisory Board.

He brings a combination of extensive commercial and philanthropic experience.

He joined Atlassian in 2016 following a 33-year career with PwC, including more than 20 years as a Partner. Mark was PwC Australia’s Corporate Responsibility Partner and a member of PwC’s Global Corporate Responsibility Board from 2011 to 2016.

The Atlassian Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading Foundations because in the early days of Atlassian the two co-founders, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon- Brookes, pledged to use 1% of company equity, profit, employee time and product to tackle social issues.

The Foundation draws on the strengths of Atlassian to unleash the potential of all purpose-driven teams. It focuses on two strategic goals: • Education – helping to educate young people from under-resourced communities globally; and • Pledge 1% - helping to bring out the best of business, through the Pledge 1% movement

The Atlassian Foundation has also been making impact investments for the last few years.


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