Tassie’s Tassal – Mark
I’m proud to lead an organisation of 1,300 people who are truly passionate about the work they do and the communities they live in. Given we operate in regional Tasmanian areas, where the need for stable employment and opportunity is critical – it has been heartwarming to be part of positive change for many families who we have been able to provide employment to in these areas. Partnering with local skills and trade institutions, manufacturing, logistics and feed businesses, community and environment groups, as well as schools and apprentice programs, has made us proud to be part of positive social and economic growth for our State. While we are a big team of people now, we are deeply connected to our Tasmanian roots and it is the commitment to make a difference to the communities where we operate which inspires us to be among global leaders for our industry, for the benefit of our local regions. Being the first company in the world to achieve ASC certification across all our sites in 2014, was a significant achievement for our company. My team’s innovation, commitment to their community and focus on continuous improvement inspires me everyday. I am very proud to lead Tassal.
We are proud to outline our commitment to communities in which we operate through our Community Foundation. Our Foundation is underpinned by four core community pillars: health & well-being; youth & education; environmental stewardship; and social inclusion. It is guided by our values, with objectives in place to ensure both our company and communities are mutual beneficiaries of the Tassal vision: to create a better tomorrow.
To find out more about our Community Foundation and to apply for a Better Together Community Grant click here.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, is a Chartered Accountant, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mark is passionate about Tasmania’s future and holds, among others, a Board position with the Tasmanian Development & Resources Board, whilst he is also on the Board of Seafood Industry Australia. As a former partner of Korda Mentha Mark came to Tasmania to review salmon companies. With his significant experience in turnaround management and seeing the potential of the industry, he committed to leading Tassal and working with fellow industry members, to achieve greater success for the business and broader industry.