Council of Small Business Organisations Australia
I am the CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia (COSBOA). My council has given me the responsibility to lobby the federal government, public servants and key small business stakeholders on all issues to do with small business people. That includes B2B contract law, improved access to financial support, understanding health issues for the small business people (that’s right we are people too) who employ so many other people, competition policy and fairness, workplace relations and just generally support the removal unnecessary red tape and legislation. We have succeeded in getting changes to B2B contracts, have had an effects test introduced into the area of competition law and also had the creation of the national Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s role created. There is still plenty to do but just how do we keep up with change?
Mark is the CEO of the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association - the national industry association representing the interests of the fuel wholesale and fuel retail industries in Australia.
A senior professional with formal qualifications in Civil/Transport Engineering and Business (MBA), Mark holds a variety of positions on Australian government, not-for-profit, and Industry Boards & Advisory Committees in addition to his employment with ACAPMA.
Mark is the current Chair of the Board of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) and an appointed member of the Australian Research Council's (ARC) Advisory Committee - continuing his engagement in the Australian business and innovation agenda.