Appointed December 2022
Markos was born in Sydney but has lived in Melbourne for most of his life. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Melbourne where he majored in Media and Communications.
Markos has worked in a variety of roles across many companies and industries – from adjudicating high school debates to working in a Foxtel call centre to moderating Black Dog Institute’s social media platforms. Markos is also a prolific content creator and has written articles for outlets around the world.
Markos is very passionate about helping others and making a positive impact. He has volunteered for several causes including mental health, the environment, animal welfare and Meals on Wheels. In 2022, he was recognised at the 7NEWS Victorian Young Achiever Awards for his charitable efforts.
The main passion in Markos’ life is facts. He loves to learn as much as he can about the world around him and share that knowledge with others. This factual knowledge even helped Markos to win the ABC quiz show Hard Quiz in 2017 (His expert subject: James Bond). Markos is also interested in using facts to fight against the forces of misinformation and propaganda, he hopes to ramp up that work in the near future.
When he is not working or researching, Markos loves to enjoy some TV and go on nature walks.