General Manager Business
Mark graduated from La Trobe University, Bendigo with a degree in Civil Engineering (Hons) in 1998 and went on to develop skills across various project management, team leadership and coordination roles spanning civil, water/wastewater, and major infrastructure project contexts. In 2006, Mark commenced a radical career and life change by relocating to live and work six years in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – supporting a number of grassroots community and business development initiatives. Over this six year period living in Cambodia, Mark led a small consulting and training business focused on delivering entrepreneurship, social enterprise, general management and leadership training programs, including founding and supporting a number of social enterprises based in Phnom Penh.
Mark returned to Australia in 2012 and commenced work for Cape York Partnerships, Cairns in the roles of Operations Manager, then Deputy CEO and Head of Operations over a three year period, working and living in remote Cape York Indigenous communities to progress the social innovation agenda of the Cape York Welfare Reform Trial. In 2015, Mark then started Emergent Consulting Australasia Pty Ltd based in Cairns focused on serving social enterprise and small business clients throughout SE Asia and Cairns region. Mark joined the Family Life team in March 2018 and is excited to be working to support Family Life’s growth through his role as General Manager Business, overseeing a range of corporate services, operations support and business functions.
Civil Engineering Degree