Mark Yettica-Paulson


An Indigenous man from southeast Queensland and northeast NSW regions, Mark is a facilitator and presenter with wide-ranging experience in business, government, education and not-for-profit organisations. He has had several years experience in a diversity of roles in leadership management consulting, community education, leadership training, church and community organising and youth work. In 2009 he was recognised by The Australian as one of the top 100 emerging leaders in Australia and in 2011 he won ABC TV’s Strictly Speaking competition with a speech about having pride in our history and reclaiming a national identity for Australia’s Indigenous people. 

Currently Mark is the founding Director of The Yettica Group, which specialises in transformational conversation facilitation, social leadership and indigenous engagement. A graduate of the 2003 Sydney Leadership program, Mark joined Social Leadership Australia (SLA) in 2007 as a facilitator on cross-cultural leadership development programs for senior executives at NAB in Alice Springs and remote NT and NSW communities. In 2008 he worked with SLA to develop a unique partnership with Indigenous change agents to develop their capacity to make change at a national level which resulted in the two year Headland project for Indigenous leaders. Mark was also the co-facilitator on the Alice Springs Desert Leadership program which was developed and delivered by Desert Knowledge Australia in partnership with SLA in 2010-11 and he continues to co-facilitate on SLA’s Accelerate leadership programs for NAB. 
Mark is a founding member of the National Indigenous Youth Movement of Australia (NIYMA), a member of the Social Responsibility Advisory Council of the National Australia Bank and a member of the Indigenous Advisory Council of World Vision Australia.