Mark has more than 30 years’ experience in media and public relations at a local and national level, both in Government and the private sector. Mark is a senior consultant for some of our biggest clients, including national construction company Hansen Yuncken, US military vehicle manufacturer Force Protection Inc, energy giant ENGIE in Australia and Adelaide Airport Ltd.
A former journalist, Mark’s skills and experience have spanned public relations, media management, research and analysis, the development and implementation of communications strategies, and issues and crisis management.
Mark provides communication support for Adelaide Airport Ltd (AAL) and is the first point of call for media on airport issues. He has prepared and implemented communications strategies for major airport infrastructure projects and edited various publications including annual reports.
Utilising his Defence and Federal Government experience, Mark played a leading role in creating a strong public profile in Australia for Nasdaq listed US defence firm Force Protection Inc., which was bidding for a billion dollar Australian Defence Force contract. This included coordination of PR activities, media profiles in mainstream and industry press, and Defence trade show appearances.
Mark provides day-to-day communications support to leading power generator, ENGIE in Australia, and as a member of the company’s communications management team, he plays a key role in website content development and maintenance.
Before joining Hughes PR, Mark was an adviser to former Australian Minister for Defence, Senator Robert Hill. Mark was also Media and Policy Adviser to the former Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Trish Worth MP. His career also has included roles as a journalist with the former Adelaide News newspaper; Media Relations Manager with TransAdelaide Corporation; and Media Adviser in the office of the Premier of South Australia with particular emphasis on the areas of transport, urban planning, treasury, and industry and trade.