Marco Baccanti

Chief Executive @ Health Industries, Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment

In October 2014, Marco Baccanti was appointed Chief Executive of Health Industries South Australia

– a state government agency providing a single point of contact for health and life sciences companies investing in Adelaide.


In July 2018, Health Industries South Australia became part of the internationally focused Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment, representing the health sector, responsible for attracting investment in the health and life sciences industries into South Australia.


Marco’s previous appointments include managerial positions in government organisations (Executive Director of the Dubai Biomedical Research Park, a free zone of the UAE government), in research centres, hospitals and science parks (Managing Director of San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park in Milan and Centuria Science Park in Cesena, President of the International Association of Science Parks), and on boards of the European Commission, World Economic Forum, Confindustria and biotech companies.