Mark Friend

Position: Executive Manager Corporate Services

Arriving with the Katherine floods in 1998, Mark has spent the last 20 years in the Northern Territory to the point where it is now considered home.  Mark reflects, “There is nothing like a natural disaster to instill a sense of community.  As my experience in the Northern Territory has expanded, so has my sense of belonging to this rich and vibrant community.”

In December 2018, Mark returned to the Top End after six years in Alice Springs to take up the role of Executive Manager Corporate Services at Anglicare NT in Darwin.

Mark has worked thirteen years with the Department of Health primarily focusing on hospitals and has worked five in the not-for-profit sector, first in youth community services and then in Aboriginal Media.  He has a passion for systems and processes, particularly when people are central to, and beneficiaries of, support services that enhance the experience of delivering services to the community.

Mark commenced studies with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Computing) in 1989 and most recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Management in 2017.  He is currently studying towards a Master of Business Administration.