As Senior Editor at Business News, Mark Beyer has a wide-ranging brief to research, analyse and report on the issues, trends and personalities affecting the business community in Western Australia. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He joined Business News in 2002 and previously worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.
Andrew Forrest has asserted that his mining company will do more to tackle climate change than electric car maker Tesla and revealed plans to start building Australia’s first ‘green’ steel plant this year.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Andrew Forrest and Minderoo, Strike Energy, Hilton reopening, Kwinana evolves, deals and dealmakers for 2020, the challenging world of aged care, and Perth's biggest house sales.
In this week’s podcast, Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss US politics and the impact on markets, tough new COVID restrictions, the residential property recovery, WA gas projects, and commercial property developments.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss IGO lithium play, Coleman to retire, Cottesloe apartments, financial planning, Zak Kirkup, the WA rich list, and our special report on family businesses.