As your State Member in New South Wales Parliament, Mark enjoys serving you and the dynamic, vibrant and multicultural community of the Oatley electorate.
He is a passionate advocate for the community, having spent his entire life living in the area. Mark was born and raised in the local area and his family has had a long association with the St George region.
Mark attended St Joseph's Oatley and later Marist College Penshurst and Marist College Kogarah. At the completion of his schooling Mark went on to study at Macquarie University and earned a degree in arts and law.
Since school Mark has had an interest in politics and worked for the Hon. Joe Hockey MP, Member for North Sydney before starting up his own successful finance business in the St George area.
Mark was elected to Kogarah City Council in 2004 and again in 2008 and relished the opportunity to deliver for his community. He's been an advocate for improved services and infrastructure and has fought hard to protect the area from overdevelopment.
In 2010 Mark was pre-selected by the Liberal Party to stand as the candidate for the seat of Oatley at the March 2011 election.
Mark won the seat of Oatley with a 14.9% swing. This was the first time the seat had been won by a member of the Liberal Party since 1999.
Mark has always had a strong commitment to his local community and is active in the Lions Club, Jubilee Community Services, and volunteers monthly for Meals on Wheels.
Mark is a Community Representative on the Oatley Public School and Penshurst West Public School Councils and patron of the St George Men's Shed and the Peakhurst Amateur Swimming Club. Mark is also an active member of Scouts NSW and is the Vice President of the St George Football Club and St George Cricket Club.
In addition to this, Mark is Vice President of Oatley RSL & Community Club along with being a former director at the St George Business Enterprise Centre. In total, Mark is active in over 23 community groups across the electorate.
After the 2015 election Mark was appointed to the role of Deputy Government Whip and served as Chair of the Committee on Parliamentary Code of Conduct and the Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics. Mark was an active member of the Environment and Planning Committee, Federal State Relations Committee and is a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Secretary of the Asia-Pacific Friendship Group.
In 2017 Mark was promoted to the role of Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure and is working hard to ensure accessibility upgrades at stations across NSW.
Mark is supported by his wife Adla, a high school teacher, and is kept busy with their young son, James.