Mark obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in history from Brock University. Following a too short stint backpacking in the Middle East he then returned to Canada and completed a Master of Arts degree in American Foreign Policy at Queen’s.
A twenty year career in the Ontario Public Service that included project management, business process improvement, and strategic planning roles culminated in his role as vice president of the prevention division at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), where he was responsible for overseeing management and funding of the province’s workplace health and safety system.
In 2011 Mark joined Bird to build their national safety program. A change agent, his role eventually expanded to include responsibility for human resources and corporate social responsibility. Working closely with the senior executive team, operations leadership, and front-line management and workers, Mark is committed to driving continuous improvement and the pursuit of organizational excellence in all facets of the business.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Work and Health.