Mark is a mining engineer and executive with 35 years of experience in hard rock base metal and precious metal mining. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Evolution Mining for seven years from its foundation in 2011, a leading Australian gold miner with a market capitalisation of over AUD$5 billion, prior to establishing Federation Mining with Jim Askew in 2018.
An Executive Manager with significant success driving the rapid growth of leading base metal and gold, open cut and underground mining projects and operations. With a strong focus on driving operational excellence, Mark was able to consistently grow resource bases, ensure mining and metallurgical assets deliver to target, achieve optimal capability, reduce production costs and improve safety measures while continuing to deliver growth and extend mine life. He has worked at Evolution, Sinogold, Barrick, Western Mining, and Rio Tinto.
Mark holds a Bachelor Mining Engineering Degree with Honours from the University of NSW, an MBA from University of Adelaide, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.