Although Mark’s hopes of a career in video games were dashed, his training in computer science has enabled a deep analytical view of law.
Mark’s ability to identify client objectives and distil complex issues into plain English with clear advice and recommendations is why clients choose him. He has provided strategic commercial advice to councils and private sector clients for more than 15 years.
For three years, Mark was a key member of a first tier ranked public sector commercial team in London, advising on large scale construction, ICT, partnering and PPP arrangements. He returned to Adelaide in 2010 to work with South Australian councils.
Mark thinks outside the square and has been involved in a number of cutting-edge projects for local government, including the expansion of the purple pipe network, the implementation of the Water Industry Act 2012, joint development of civic facilities and innovative funding models for infrastructure projects.
As we look ahead to the 2020s, Mark looks forward to helping councils navigate technology adoption, online service delivery and the move towards smart cities. He enjoys the challenge of finding new ways to provide optimum service and outcomes for clients.
Mark enjoys cooking for his family and has expanded his repertoire during the recent pandemic restrictions by teaching himself to shuck oysters, supporting businesses from the Eyre Peninsula who were unable to sell into restaurants.