Mark is a leading figure in social enterprise in Australia with over 15 years experience working with and for social enterprises. Since 2005 His energy and efforts have focussed on supporting the development of the sector.
Mark’s current focus is on social procurement where he has led the establishment of Social Traders Connect – a platform linking buyers to certified social enterprises as well as supporting the broader social procurement movement through the establishment of and ongoing work in relationship to Social Procurement Australasia.
Mark has wide ranging experience in social enterprise across program, advocacy, policy and project development. Prior to joining Social Traders in 2008, he was Social Enterprise Manager for the Brotherhood of St Laurence, managing a number of social enterprises aimed at assisting people into mainstream employment as well as providing expertise to other agencies looking to establish social enterprises. Mark has also developed policy and community development activities for public housing estates in inner city Melbourne. Mark is a sought after as a keynote speaker on a range of social enterprise topics.
Mark has Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Policy and Planning from RMIT.