Mark Pownall has around three decades of media experience. Prior to becoming Director of Strategy and Innovation he was CEO of Business News for nearly three years.
For most of his time at Business News he ran the content operations of the business and was integral to the implementation of all the company’s digital products – the twice daily email newsletters, weekly podcasts, deals database and BNiQ data warehouse and search engine.
Mark’s media experience started with sports reporting while he studied for a Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, followed by post-graduate qualification in English at Curtin University.
His career has predominantly been in business media in Perth, with an early foray to the financial centre of London. As Director of Strategy and Innovation and, prior to that, CEO he has maintained his connection with the publishing and events side of the business, writing a regular opinion column, hosting various podcasts, interviewing guests on stage and being active on social media.