As editor, Mark oversees the day-to-day online news at Business News. His particular brief is following major deals, the professions and private/family businesses. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he was an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra. He has worked for The Australian Financial Review and The West Australian, and also has public relations and corporate affairs experience.
Podcast: Mark Beyer and Matt McKenzie discuss the WA Club, Subiaco Pavilion Markets, two hotels changing hands, house prices, Andrew Forrest's philanthropy, WA's award winning wineries and our special report on small business.
Minderoo Foundation has today announced a $100 million research initiative designed to study and protect global marine life and its chairman Andrew Forrest has used the occasion to attack the federal government’s new marine parks plan.
Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has updated its leadership structure, with the appointment of Alison Gaines as chief executive and the recruitment of Steve Scudamore as chairman of its advisory board.
The Western Australian Club, which has been running since 1893, has been placed in the hands of administrators, one week after another historic icon - West Perth Football Club, founded in 1885 – took the same path.
Podcast: Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss lithium's $2 billion plus expansion, iron ore revival continues, Charlie Bass, digital health, Brendan Gore, and our oil and gas features reveals 15 projects.
A Perth expo has showcased the technology innovations local and national companies are bringing to WA's health sector, but nothing like Mercy Virtual, a four-storey hospital in the US with 700 doctors and nurses and no patients.
Fleetwood Corporation has continued with a major reshaping of its business, announcing two acquisitions on the east coast and a $60 million capital raising, one month after selling its caravan manufacturing business.
Perth tech startup Appbot, which counts 35 per cent of the world’s top charting app developers as customers, has turned to artificial intelligence to develop a new service that helps organisations manage large volumes of feedback.
SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian companies were involved in 235 corporate finance deals worth $6.9 billion in the June quarter, with new advisory firms playing an increasing role, research by Business News has found.
PODCAST: Mark Beyer and Matt Mckenzie discuss closures in the hospitality sector, growth in the Pilbara, residential property, the outlook for oil and energy markets, and our quarterly corporate finance review dissects 235 WA deals worth $7 billion.
The Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation in Nedlands recorded two notable achievements last week, winning a state government grant and graduating its second cohort of budding entrepreneurs.
Accounting firm RSM and Bunbury-based consultancy IPS have won the lion’s share of work under a new round of state government contracts to deliver the Business Local support program across regional Western Australia.
PODCAST: In this Business News podcast Mark Beyer and Mark Pownall discuss defence contracts, Scarborough high rise, Landgate and TAB privatisation, Atlas Iron, 2018's RIsing Stars, and our special report on Indigenous business.
A three-year battle over an exploration licence in the northern Goldfields has resulted in a win for prospector Andrew Paterson, who appealed against a ruling by the former mines and petroleum minister in favour of listed company Connected IO.
SPECIAL REPORT: Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation is a registered native title body that has evolved rapidly in recent years to have growing commercial operations supported by strong governance and financial practices.
Sodexo has been shortlisted with two other companies to manage all of Rio Tinto’s camps and other facilities in the Pilbara, in the same week it has been awarded a contract to run Shell’s Prelude Floating LNG facility.
Woodside Petroleum is hoping to win state government backing for a new 700-bed fly-in, fly-out camp at Karratha, after selecting a consortium led by Multiplex and Compass Group to build, own and operate the facility.