Mark Elliot is executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC). In this capacity, Elliot provides strategic leadership to GIPC’s comprehensive initiative to protect the intellectual property rights that are vital to creating jobs, growing the economy, and enhancing U.S. competitiveness.
Elliot joins GIPC after nine years at Pfizer Inc., where he most recently developed and implemented public affairs strategies across the developed world as senior director for International Public Affairs. Before moving to New York in 2009, Elliot, a native Australian, served on the Pfizer Australia and New Zealand leadership team and led the public affairs team. In this position, Elliot contributed to Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Reform negotiations and implementation, Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and various other national initiatives that impacted Australia’s pharmaceutical industry.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Elliot worked as corporate general manager for Solution 6 Group, Australia’s largest IT company, where he developed and executed a comprehensive rebranding strategy. He also worked at IBM Global Services Australia, where he was responsible for managing the company’s national media strategy.
Before entering the private sector, Elliot held a number of policy and media affairs roles within the Australian Federal Government and the New South Wales State Government for nearly ten years.
Elliot is a graduate from the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.