Mark brings a varied professional background to the Bar. He is a former Registered General Nurse specialising in operating theatre work (including extensive paediatric cardiac surgical experience and a member of the Ship’s Medical Emergency Team in the RAN).
He has served as an officer in both the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Navy (including postings and deployments to Air Base Butterworth, Malaysia and the Middle East during the Iraq War; disaster relief operations in Banda Aceh and Nias, Indonesia; border protection operations; now in the standby Reserve, RANR).
Mark was ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia as deacon, priest and bishop (and is still in Holy Orders).
He has tutored in both theology and criminal law in tertiary institutions and holds an earned doctorate in theology examining the Holocaust (Shoah) of European Jewry. Mark has considerable experience in the sensitive field of inter-faith dialogue and has given public lectures on the Shoah (including at the Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne).
Mark has made written and oral submissions to Commonwealth Joint Standing Committees in support of the Modern Slavery Act in Australia, with a particular focus on Division 270 of the Criminal Code.