DR MARK BAYLEY: Director, Mark Bayley Consulting

Mark spent the initial stage of his career (a little over 8 years) at Southern Cross and Griffith Universities researching wetland systems for polluted water treatment. During this time Mark’s research was presented at many international and national conferences, and in 2007 Mark obtained his PhD. After his time within the academic arena, Mark moved away from the university sector to apply his knowledge and skill to real-world issues and problems.

Since moving from the academic sector to the private sector Mark has worked for a number of different organisations before being employed at AWC in 2008, where he later became the co-owner and Director for 14 years. Mark’s key interests specifically focus on projects around the management and treatment of agricultural stormwater. In 2021, Marks won the QLD Stormwater Industry Association state price for ‘Excellence in Research and Innovation’ with his project focused on managing agricultural water quality on sugar cane and banana farms within catchments of the Great Barrier Reef.

As of April 2022, Mark left full-time consulting to focus on organic market gardening with his wife (Sara) on his 16-acre property on the Alstonville plateau in northern NSW. Marks farm, Singing Farmer Organics, grows seasonal vegetables for sale at the local markets in Lismore and through a local vegetable box scheme.