Bruce is qualified in Engineering Surveying and Geographic and Land Information Systems and has over 29 years’ experience working in Local Governments in Western Australia and is currently Managing Director of Core Business Australia.
Bruce has held various senior management / engineering roles including Director of Business Units (Shire Engineer) for the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Director Community Infrastructure for the Shire of Busselton and more recently, Chief Executive Officer for the Bunbury-Harvey Regional Council. His career has focussed heavily on project, operational, organisational and strategic management of public infrastructure.
Bruce was the Project Superintendent on behalf of the Shire of Busselton on the construction of the Busselton Underwater Observatory. Bruce has also provided Contract Management Training on behalf of EEI (the education and training arm of Engineers Australia).
Bruce has acted in the role of expert witness on behalf of clients in the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT).
Bruce's consulting career has involved rolling out the Western Australian Asset Management Improvement (WAAMI) Program on behalf of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA). The WAAMI Program assists local governments with asset management including writing asset management plans, policy and strategy, undertaking asset condition reviews, undertaking organisational reviews, undertaking service reviews including delivery of waste management services, undertaking community consultation and strategic plan preparation.
Bruce is a qualified Internal Quality Auditor.
Bruce is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) and has served on the State Executive on two occasions including 2010 – 2015. Bruce is formerly the Chair of IPWEA’s WA Asset Management Committee WA proxy representative on IPWEA’s National Asset Management Strategy Committee (NAMS.AU). Bruce is also a member of the IPWEA's South West Executive.
Mark holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University a Bachelor of Social Science from Edith Cowan University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Mark has a broad background of experience in local government having previously worked at Executive Manger level in the Corporate Services area (acting) in addition to Manager Community Development and other roles with the City of Albany over a period of 8 years.
Marks community development role included oversight of staff and volunteers within the context of the organisations ‘Community Development Program’ (Lotteries house, Youth, Volunteers, Crime Prevention, Seniors, Disability and General), the ‘Albany Visitor Centre’, ‘Princess Royal Fortress Museum’, the ‘Former HMAS Perth’ artificial dive reef and ‘Emu Point Marina’. During this time Mark also had the technical specialist role as the City’s ‘Recreation Planner’.
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