Mark is currently the acting CEO at the Shire of Merredin and has recently been the acting CEO at the Shire of Pingelly and the Shire of Carnarvon. . He is an experienced CEO and adviser who has held a variety of senior management roles in local government and senior policy roles in central government. He has led small rural local governments right through to New Zealand’s fifth largest City and managed the merger of four urban councils. Prior to arriving in Western Australia, Mark was the adviser to the New Zealand Prime Minister on local government issues with a particular focus on Auckland. He was also formerly the CEO of a metropolitan local government in Perth.