Mark Sutton has worked at senior levels in the media, government and the private sector. He began his career as a journalist – working for regional papers and television before joining National Nine News in Sydney. He rose through the ranks to become Supervising Producer of Early News. Some of the major stories of the time covered by the Nine News early team included the Sydney to Hobart disaster of 1998, the death of Princess Diana, the Colombine High School massacre, the Kosovo war and Thredbo landslide.
Mark later moved to politics as a media adviser and Chief of Staff to a State Government Minister who later became Premier of NSW, before running the Sydney office of a national public affairs company. In this role he managed a team of 10 government and media experts who supported private sector clients in the energy, IT, infrastructure, media, agriculture and telecommunications sector.
Before joining the BAA, Mark was a specialist consultant on government affairs, policy and media.