Mark is the golfing tragic of the two founding directors of Ellington Savage, www.ellingtonsavage.com.au, and has been playing golf to a mediocre level for more years than he cares to remember. He has been a member of New South Wales Golf Club for 30 years and is lucky to get to enjoy one of best courses in the world on most weekends.
This interest in golf and Mark's membership at New South Wales is how he got to apply his broader recruitment industry experience within the golf industry, when in 1989, he assisted the club in recruiting their then titled Green Keeper.
Since then, Mark has been involved in every senior appointment at New South Wales Golf Club; three General Managers, three Golf Managers/Director of Golf, Head Professional, a couple of Head Chefs, F&B Manager, Finance Manager/Assistant General Manager and after 29 years the current Course Superintendent.
Through that work Mark was referred into other clubs and has had the privilege of recruiting some of the most senior roles of many great clubs in Sydney; The Australian, Manly, Bonnie Doon and Royal Sydney. Most of this work has involved tapping into, and recruiting out of offshore markets in North America, the UK, Europe, South Africa and Asia.
This international involvement parallels the work involved in the core Ellington Savage practice, which has sourced talent out of international markets for some of Australia's highest profile organisations in a range of sectors.
It is this exposure to the international golfing industry which led to the idea of solving specific golf industry resourcing issues from a global, cross border perspective.