Mark has had in excess of 25 years of professional experience. After working with Arthur Andersen and Anaconda Nickel, Mark founded the Perth office of MSM and has spent the last 13 years specialising solely in all aspects of pre and post loss consulting services and litigation support across a range of industries.
Mark founded the Perth office of MSM Loss Management (“MSM”) in 2002 and specialises in business interruption, advanced loss of profits and consequential loss claims for the mining and associated industries.
After graduating from the University of Western Australia Mark spent 8 years at Arthur Andersen in the business and assurance advisory and business consulting divisions. As a manager specialising in the mining industry, Mark undertook a number of audit and consulting engagements for large listed companies across a wide range of base metals both within and outside of Western Australia. Some of the remote locations where Mark has worked include: PT Kaltim Prima Coal (Borneo), KCGM (Kalgoorlie), BHP Mt Newman, BHP Port Hedland, Macraes Gold Mine (New Zealand), Cadjebut Zinc-Lead Mine, Telfer Gold Mine, New Celebration Gold Mine, Ora Banda Gold Mine, etc.
Mark then spent almost 4 years as the Chief Accounting Officer of Anaconda Nickel Limited. Marks role demanded a significant amount of time on site at the company’s Murrin Murrin Nickel and Cobalt plant. Managing almost 25 people the role included the following responsibilities: financial and regulatory reporting, cash flow management, management accounting, joint venture and board reporting (including audit committee), information technology, site services contracts (e.g. flights, accommodation), insurances and claims management, litigation support, taxation, accounts payable, payroll, receivables, royalties, etc.
During his time at Anaconda Mark spent a significant amount of time in conjunction with Anaconda’s lawyers, brokers and claims management experts pursuing a claim under Anaconda’s extended liquidated damages insurance policy.
Following Anaconda, Mark worked as a contractor for approximately 18 months with MSM specializing in claim preparation, analysis of sums insured and litigation support on a range of clients in the mining and metals industry. Mark opened the Perth office of MSM in August 2002 and has since provided a range of services to local clients including business interruption reviews, claims management and litigation support services.
Recent client engagements include Bass Gas Joint Venture, Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Wesfarmers Energy, CSBP, Fortescue Metals Group, Griffin Coal, Iluka Resources, Newcrest Mining, Yara (Burrup Fertilisers), Straits Asia, Straits Resources, Smorgon Steel, Wesfarmers, Steel Blue, Millenium Resources, OMG Cawse, Perilya, Harvey Beef, Matrix Engineering, Western Meat Packers, Coventry Group, AHG Group, Western Power, Compass Group, Broad Construction, RCR Engineering, Narrogin Hay, South Metropolitan Regional Council.