Mark was presented with Honorary Life Membership of the ACPS in November 2018. At that time, he was the longest serving NSW Branch Committee member, having served 20 years over a host of portfolio duties. Two of those years were served as NSW Branch Chairman.
He was a member on the National Board for 12 years and participated significantly in the organisation of National Conferences in NSW, being an active member of four Local Conference Organising Committees. Mark was also instrumental in reviewing and updating the ACPS Constitution for ratification by the membership in 2016. Mark has delivered outstanding service to the Australian Coal Preparation Society and has met the minimum requirements for Life Membership in spades. His depth of knowledge and experience across all aspects of ACPS administration, including recent forays into Australian Coal Industry Reference Samples (ACIRS), has been invaluable in the evolution of the Society since its inception over 50 years ago.