Founder of Social Traders
Mark has wide ranging experience in social enterprise across program, advocacy, policy and project development.
Mark was one of the founders of Social Traders – advocating for a social enterprise development organization and then becoming its first employee in 2008.
He has started 3 social enterprises but increasingly his focus is moving to creating environments that enable the market to deliver social benefits.
Prior to joining Social Traders, Mark was Social Enterprise Manager for the Brotherhood of St Laurence, managing a number of social enterprises aimed at assisting people into mainstream employment.
Mark has also developed policy and community development activities for public housing estates in inner city Melbourne.
Through his work with Social Traders Mark has become one of the leading figures in the social enterprise movement in Australia.