Mark has 20 years’ experience in the project management of successful, integrated security and risk management systems in the Defence, government, resources, critical infrastructure, contracting, manufacturing, retail and other sectors.
Mark’s key differentiators are that he takes a pragmatic business-based approach to security, risk and resilience management rather than simply a technical or theoretical perspective.
This perspective has been acquired through formal master’s level business qualifications and many years’ experience as a respected senior manager in a range of sectors and organisations.
Mark has successfully project managed a significant number of information technology, construction, manufacturing, standards development, security, risk and resilience consulting project across both industry and government.
He thoroughly understands the varied approaches taken for enterprise risk management, as a result of having been responsible for the program management of the underlying standards that form the basis for modern enterprise risk management.
In his role as the General Manager of Business Standards at Standards Australia, Mark was responsible for the development and maintenance of all Australian Standards and Australia’s input into International Standards related to security, business continuity and risk including both the AS/NZS 4360 and ISO 31000 series of Standards.
Mark has attained the following qualifications:
- Master of Business Administration.
- Bachelor of Business, (Management and Information Science).
- Mark is also a trained auditor and assessor.
Mark has facilitated training courses on security and risk management for regulators and commercial organisations, both within Australia and internationally for the OECD, APEC, ABAC and ASEAN Member Economies.
Mark has worked with the Defence Security Authority in reviewing security risk systems, reviewed security operations and systems at the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency and conducted a review for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department of Australia to identify needs and priorities of owners and operators of critical infrastructure with regards to risk, security and resilience management.
He was also responsible for managing the development of a lexicon of key terms used in security and security case studies for Australian multinational and international businesses and developed and presented training courses and workshops on security risk management.
Mark sits on the ISO/IEC/ITU Strategic Advisory Group on Security, in addition to many other high-level Australian and international committees.