Mark joined us in 1996, when we were known as ChemSkill. Initially, he was involved in CS Executive Group’s three core fields: regulatory consulting, recruitment and training. However, in the last fifteen years, Mark has been working and managing our Regulatory Consulting Division.
Mark provides assistance with regulatory applications and quality systems (PIC/S GMP and ISO 17025). He has extensive experience with pharmaceuticals including complementary, traditional and OTC (TGA), cosmetics including sunscreens (NICNAS), foods (FSANZ) and chemicals (NICNAS). Mark audits premises involved in the manufacture, packaging and shipping of medicinal/pharmaceutical/food products.
Complementing his regulatory capabilities is his vast knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety including Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Substances, Labelling of Poisons and Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets.
Mark has a unique set of skills that would be difficult to match or find in Australia, due to his exposure and relentless training for the past twenty years. He is highly regarded by his peers in Industry who often call him for advice.
Due to his knowledge, skills and experience, when time permits, Mark can be found presenting training to companies and academic institutions and representing ChemSkill at various TGA and FSANZ associated industry meetings relating to change of legislation.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Monash University, Mark started his career at the Victorian Forensic Science Laboratory as a Technician and Scientist in the Drug Analysis and Fire Investigation Sections. Mark then spent over a decade at BHP Petroleum, working his way up to Chief Chemist. Departing BHP in 1994, he joined Skylab Technologies Limited as a Senior Research Scientist working on their oil solidification technology.
Mark has been a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for over 30 years, enjoying it as a resource to maintain contact with other Chemists. As a member of the Industry Advisory Group for William Angliss Institute (WAI) for several years, Mark works to ensure Food Technology graduates are job-ready.
Mark has also been on the Monash University’s School of Chemistry Advisory Board since its inception in 2012, is a member of the Association of Cosmetic Chemists and the Association of Therapeutic Goods Consultants.
Outside of work, Mark can be found working in the garden, enjoying a meal with friends, taking a walk or planning for an overseas trip.