As Co-CEO, Mark is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of all operations at Mona (Museum of Old and New Art).
Drawn to the excitement of David Walsh’s vision, Mark started work with the organisation as a consultant to Moorilla Pty Ltd in 2002. In this role, he facilitated the operational design and opening of the award-winning Ether building. Mark commenced a permanent role at Mona as Hospitality Operations Manager in 2004.
In 2006 he took on the new role of Executive Business Manager where he specialised in leading commercial operations and efficiencies, as well as identifying and pursuing growth opportunities for Mona.
In 2016, Mark was appointed Co–CEO of the Mona group where he was charged with establishing and sustaining a major cultural tourism destination. His specialty expertise includes business strategy, product development, destination management, marketing and visitor experience.
Mark has over 30 years experience in the tourism and hospitality sector. His original chef’s training in Hobart led him to work in some of Europe’s leading restaurants. Returning home to Tasmania, before and while working at Mona, he has owned and operated several successful restaurants. He is currently an owner of The Salty Dog Hotel in Kingston, 15 minutes south of Hobart.
Mark is a Director of Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia, Director of The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT), Director of The Unconformity Festival, and a member of the Tasmanian government’s Tourism and Hospitality Workforce Advisory Committee.