B.Sc. Pharm, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mark was previously the Director of Federal Affairs & Health Policy at Janssen Inc. (Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson). In this role he was responsible for representing Janssen and Johnson & Johnson federally and internationally with elected officials, bureaucrats and other key decision makers.
Mark’s leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry spanned over 30 years including roles in government affairs, health policy and strategic pricing, and senior sales and marketing responsibilities at both Janssen and Eli Lilly Canada. Mark trained as a pharmacist, graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba in 1980. He went on to practice as the Director of Pharmacy at the Churchill Health Centre in northern Manitoba. While in Churchill, Mark researched, wrote, photographed and published a book entitled Churchill, Polar Bear Capital of the World which was in print for 22 years selling over 14,000 copies in Canada and around the world.
Mark has held a number of leadership roles within Janssen and with industry associations including Chair, National Parliamentary Affairs Team, Vice-Chair, Biologics Committee at Innovative Medicines Canada, and co-Chair, Subsequent Entry Biologics Task Force, BIOTECanada. As well, he is a volunteer leader in his community and is Chair of the Terry James Honour the Volunteer Youth Scholarship Awards.
Mark and his wife Kim live in Pickering, Ontario close by their two children, Amanda and Mark Jr. and their newest family additions, granddaughters, Blakely and Mackenna and grandson Oaklee.