Mark Simpson has qualifications and a working life in education and training since 1982. In the mid-1980s Mark wrote the curriculum and established the Environmental Health Worker training program in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid West and Gascoyne regions. Mark managed the Ashburton campuses of West Pilbara College of TAFE, and was the founding Managing Director of Port Hedland’s Pundulmurra College when it began as an independent college under a board of predominately Aboriginal people in 1993.
Most recently, Mark was Training Manager at Rio Tinto Iron Ore with responsibility for all training, apprentices and trainees, education, and Aboriginal employment. Mark also managed the award-winning Aboriginal Training and Liaison (ATAL) team at Rio Tinto. He has served on numerous Boards including Tourism WA, Skills Formation Taskforce, Pilbara TAFE, Pindan College, and the Australian Apprenticeship Taskforce. Since becoming a Director of Keogh Bay Consulting, Mark has undertaken a large number of consulting projects on behalf of an impressive range of oil and gas companies, mining companies, government departments and Aboriginal corporations.