Mark is an experienced board member who has a commitment to high quality governance and accountability. He has been a member of the Carers Australia Board since November 2018.
Mark is a long-time advocate for those in our society who may be disadvantaged and in need of extra support or who may be without a strong voice.
He has had a longstanding career across a range of senior executive leadership and advisory roles within public sector agencies across Australia. In 2017, Mark retired from the role of Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tasmania (2014-2017).
Since then, on a mostly full-time basis, he provides pro-bono consultancy to a number of humanitarian aid agencies based in Nepal, India, Africa and Bhutan.
He is also the Patron of Kin Raising Kids, Tasmania. This group advocates for the many unpaid kinship carers who care for children when parents are no longer able to do so.
In his spare time Mark is actively involved in activities that raise funds to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in the remote Himalayas. This includes leading trekking and hiking expeditions.
He states that he is delighted and privileged to be able to contribute to Carers Australia in his capacity as a board member.