Mark is the parent of a young adult with a disability who currently attends the Next Step program at Burke and Beyond. He studied at Swinburne University of Technology and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mark held various positions in electrical and instrumentation engineering and project management. His experience involved design, construction and operation of computerised distributed control systems for automatic operation of manufacturing, petro-chemical and pharmaceutical facilities for various multi-national companies.
For over 15 years since 2003, his role as Senior Application Engineer for Hexagon PPM required: Regular travel interstate and overseas for consultation with engineering design, procurement, construction and project management companies in order to understand their engineering and project requirements; Setup and configure their database-driven electrical, instrumentation and process design systems and; Train and support their staff in the use of proprietary engineering design software applications.
Recently, Mark became treasurer for Manningham Inclusive Community Housing Inc (MICH). MICH was established by a group of parents and community members concerned by a scarcity of affordable long-term housing for people with an intellectual disability throughout the City of Manningham. MICH continues facilitating desired accommodation outcomes through engaging with all three levels of government, non-government organisations, property developers, community service providers and families.
Mark joined the board in 2011.