Mark has taught for over 30 years in the education industry at schools across Australia including Canberra, Toowoomba and the Barossa Valley. He has spent the past 15 years in Perth in roles including Deputy Head at Aquinas College and the last six years as Head of Senior School at Wesley College.
He grew up in Adelaide where he studied to become a Physical Education Teacher. In later years, he undertook his Masters in Educational Leadership at The University of Newcastle.
He joins the UniHall community with his wife Kate and two sons and is looking forward to meeting the residents once they arrive in mid-February. Mark and his family (even their pet dog) live at the Hall and have recently finished moving into their new home.
“I am excited to be appointed as Principal of University Hall. In my years of secondary teaching and school leadership I have developed a passion for guiding staff and students and particularly supporting students and residents to feel safe, valued and happy. I am very impressed with the team of staff that lead University Hall as well as the academic, cultural, leadership and social programs on offer that encourage student learning, positive relationships and personal welfare,” he says.
Continuing to grow the UniHall community so residents feel they are at home is one of Mark’s key visions for the Hall. He looks forward to holding afternoon BBQs, sharing meals in the Dining Hall, heading down to sport games and sharing some of his interests in camping fishing and fitness with UniHallers.