Mark is a long-term resident of the Caboolture-Morayfield area, having grown up in Burpengary and attended a local primary school (St Eugene College). He lives locally with his wife, Holly, and two sons Daniel and Flynn.
As the State Member for Morayfield, Mark works hard to deliver for local people. In recent times he has secured significant investment in our community, with improvements being made to local schools, including security upgrades and the rollout of airconditioning in classrooms. He has also worked hard to secure safety enhancement on local roads, a new Caboolture Police Station, a major upgrade to the Morayfield Train Station, and a $400m redevelopment of our Caboolture Hospital.
Before entering Parliament, Mark practised commercial law in the Brisbane office of a leading national law firm. He has previously worked for Telstra, was a National Section Councillor for the Community & Public Sector Union and holds degrees in Laws (First Class Honours) and Arts (majoring in Economics and International Relations).
He is the current or past Patron of the Caboolture Community Choir, Murrumba Pistol Club, Caboolture Disability Support Network, Burpengary Scout Group, Burpengary Western Performance Horse Club, Moreton Bay Table Tennis Association, Caboolture Disability Indoor Cricket, and Burpengary Pony Club.
Mark currently serves as the Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services.