Since his graduation from USQ with a Business and Commerce degree in 1996, Mark has been actively involved in shaping stronger regional communities through his leadership roles in both the public and private sector.
Following over two decades in senior roles in media and publishing, Mark was appointed Chief Executive of APN Australian Publishing in 2006, where he was accountable for over $1 billion of newspaper assets.
Mark was first elected in 2012 as Mayor of the Sunshine Coast Council. As Mayor, Mark is leading a progressive agenda which has its heart creating opportunity for residents and communities. Under Mark’s leadership, the Sunshine Coast Council is driving a major regional infrastructure program that has the most innovative mix of public and private investment opportunities in Australia.