Mark enjoyed a long career in the community services sector including service delivery, service development, training, governance, and consulting roles. Areas of service included protective services, juvenile justice, disability, social housing, support for the homeless, aged services, and community services education. Mark has been involved over several years in the development of a Microboard which provides a circle of support, advocacy, and life planning support for a friend with an intellectual disability.
In recent years Mark has been increasingly affected by the neuro degenerative condition Parkinson’s Disease. This has provided him a personal journey into disability, personal support and professional services. He these days is an increasingly experienced consumer of the NDIS, affording him concurrently the perspectives of both the consumer and service provider.
Mark has retained a strong interest in service quality and innovation and is a strong supporter of Inclusion Melbourne’s contributions to research, practice development, consumer education and systemic advocacy.