Police Federation of Australia
Mark joined the New South Wales Police in 1988. He has worked in General Duties policing, Intelligence, Beat Policing & Liquor Licensing work. Mark was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. From 1996 – 1998 Mark worked in the NSW Police Royal Commission Implementation Unit where he worked on all the reforms flowing from the recommendations of the Wood Royal Commission into NSW Police. In May of 1998 he was elected President of the NSW Police Association and in December 2000 stood down to take up his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Police Federation of Australia (PFA). The PFA is the national umbrella body representing all state, territory and federal police associations and unions in Australia and has over 60,000 police officers as members. Mark is also on the Executive committee of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA) representing the Australasia region. ICPRA represents in excess of 1.5 million police officers across, Australasia, South Africa, North America, the UK and Europe.
Mark is also President of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee which acts as the national voice for the public safety industry on matters related to education and training in that industry. He is also on the Board of not for profit health funds, Police Health and Emergency Services Health.
Mark has a Bachelor of Social Science (Justice Studies) from Newcastle University and a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Charles Sturt University. He was awarded the Australia Police Medal in the Queens’ Birthday Honours list in 2007.
Wednesday 7 June – 1.30pm-5.00pm Workshop 3 :Public safety information management: challenges and opportunities
Thursday 8 June 3.30-4.00pm – Panel session: Public safety mobile broadband – the way forward for critical communications in Australia