Bachelor of Education

Mark has a strong background in community development, remote Aboriginal community management and small business development. Thirty years of working in and engaging with Aboriginal communities across WA and the NT involving community management and remote community business development has given Mark a keen insight into the issues that affect remote communities. Over the last fifteen years he has been involved in the establishment and development of Skinnyfish Music which has been successful as a business enterprise with a social agenda working with remote Aboriginal artists and their communities. Mark was awarded Australian of the Year (NT) 2013 (in partnership with Michael Hohnen) in recognition of his work over the past fifteen years.