As Vice President in the Energy Practice, Mark possesses more than a decade of experience advising governments, public and private sector entities, corporate clients, investors and developers on energy and industrial policy issues. He joined Sussex after more than eight years at Queen's Park, serving in several senior policy and legislative affairs capacities within the Government of Ontario, including at the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, and Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. His background and expertise support advocacy and advisory services to power and utilities, infrastructure, natural resources, manufacturing, and institutional clients.
Prior to joining Sussex, Mark held the position of Director of Policy and Senior Policy Advisor for Supply, Transmission & Distribution to Ontario's Minister of Energy. In these roles he provided strategic leadership and a coordinated approach to public policy development in Ontario's energy sector, advancing legislative, regulatory, and program transformations in line with the government's broader priorities, including climate change, economic development, fiscal planning, Indigenous relations, and building sustainable communities.
Mark's contributions were instrumental in shaping Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan and Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, facilitating significant investments in the province's electricity system, highways, public transit, municipalities, and Indigenous communities. Throughout his public service career, he has handled some of the government’s most complex policy and issues management files and possesses an in-depth understanding of public policy development and the political process, as well as a practical approach to providing counsel.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the IUM Business School in the Principality of Monaco and has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on energy policy, the political environment and investment climate in Canada.
A native of the Ottawa Valley, he now resides in Toronto and enjoys reading Canadian history as well as all manner of sports, in particular hockey, football, and golf.