Mark Beyer

Mark Beyer has responsibility for all content produced by Business News, including daily online news, the fortnightly magazine and the BNiQ database. As well as overseeing the Editorial team, he has a particular interest in reporting on corporate finance, the professions and family business. Mark has 35 years' career experience, primarily in business journalism. He has 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. 

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss carbon crackdown, Fraser Institute ranking, WA tech partnerships, lithium green light, pub sales, women in business, WACA upgrade, and our 40under40 preview.

Work starts on $700m Kwinana waste facility

Construction has commenced on Australia’s first thermal waste-to-energy facility, located in Kwinana, which is expected to lead to 860 jobs.

Curtin, Cisco strengthen connection

Woodside Petroleum and Curtin University took centre stage today at a major IT conference in Melbourne hosted by global technology giant Cisco.

Next gen tackles family business succession

Three family business directors have opened up to Business News about taking over from their parents.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the BGC sale, housing starts, Treasurer’s forecast, Alinta’s wind farm, the Pavilion Market site in Subiaco, family business succession, and our special feature on land developers.

BGC changes sale plans, seeks new CEO

BGC Australia has deferred indefinitely the sale of its core building materials and construction business because of weak market conditions but is pressing ahead with the sale of its contracting business and property assets.

Hancock bids $599m for coal miner

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting is aiming to further diversify its operations by taking over Sydney-based Riversdale Resources, which is focused on developing a new coal project in Canada.

What would you do as a company director?

PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss challenges facing company directors and their own experiences undertaking Australian Institute of Company Directors courses.

Pioneer Credit takes a dive

Shares in Pioneer Credit fell 29 per cent yesterday after the company reported a weak interim result and its accounts were qualified by its auditor.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Julie Bishop, unemployment, big contract wins, interim profit reports, Airbnb, Rottnest glamping, John Langoulant and our special report on junior miners.

UEFA selects Perth sporting app

Perth startup Formalytics is one of six tech businesses globally to be selected for an accelerator programme backed by the European football association.

MinRes slumps on lower profit

Shares in Mineral Resources fell sharply early today befor recovering some lost ground, after the company reported an interim net profit of $13 million, due in part to an unrealised loss on its stake in Pilbara Minerals.

NRW, Seven Group lift earnings

Shares in NRW Holdings and Seven Group Holdings were stronger today after reporting improved earnings on the back of strong resources and infrastructure markets, with NRW adding its first interim dividend in five years.

Court upholds Wyatt’s Fortescue ruling

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation has failed in its attempt to overturn a key state government ruling concerning Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana iron ore project.

$500m Galleria expansion deferred

The long-anticipated expansion of Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley has been deferred, just days after receiving final planning approval, though its co-owner has committed to a $63 million expansion of Ellenbrook Central.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss a tourism business sale, Airbnb, Vicinity Centres, Galleria Shopping Centre, future CBD development opportunities, infrastructure priorities, and our special report on ports and transport.

Business leaders reflect on 25 years

Kate Lamont and Fiona Wood laid out ambitious plans when they joined other business leaders, including John Rothwell and Tony Joyner, speaking at BN’s 25-year anniversary lunch.

Perth consultant wins Euro contract

Perth-based consulting firm Sustainability and Brisbane-based sub-consultant OSD have been contracted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to work on a major gas pipeline in Eastern Europe.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the banking royal commission fallout, private schools, Graham Griffiths' passing, export data, office vacancies, Architectus and our 25th anniversary event

Graham Griffiths passes away

Perth’s business community was shocked today to learn of the sudden passing of Graham Griffiths, who was chairman of five technology companies and had been a mentor to many people in the tech sector.

Wood, KBR win Crux contract

Engineering firms Wood and KBR have secured a multi-million dollar contract for the Crux gas project, confirming Shell's desire to accelerate development of the gas field located 160km off the Kimberley coast.

Consulting competition heats up

Consulting and corporate advisory firm Mainsheet Capital is planning to accelerate its growth after key people at predecessor firm Mainsheet Corporate were reunited.

WA exports step on the gas

Exports from Western Australia increased by 17.7 per cent to a record $144.8 billion in 2018, underpinning a strong improvement in the nation’s overall trade performance.

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PODCAST: Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss house prices, RCR sell-off, Zhenya Tsvetnenko, Optus Stadium, lithium strategy, big miners back Indigenous campaign, The Simpsons, and our special report on the big risks to WA.

Worley wins Newmont contract

Newmont Mining has awarded WorleyParsons an engineering and construction contract for its Tanami gold project, where it is evaluating investment of up to $US750 million ($A1 billion).

Gallagher on growth path

Insurance broker Gallagher has recently completed two bolt-on acquisitions in Perth as the sector readies for a merger of two of the largest global players.

BHP, Rio back indigenous campaign

Big business has stepped up its campaign in favour of a constitutionally enshrined ‘voice’ for indigenous Australians, with BHP Group chief executive Andrew Mackenzie using a speech in Perth this morning to endorse the proposal.

MACA signs MOU for $306m contract

MACA has signed a memorandum of understanding for a $US220 million ($306 million) contract for Emerald Resources planned gold project in Cambodia.

Iron ore boosts private companies

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s iron ore industry has reshaped the BNiQ ranking of the state’s largest private companies.

Kinetic IT keeps it private

With 1100 staff across Australia, annual revenue nudging $200 million and more growth on the way, Perth-based Kinetic IT is a good case study for privately-owned companies.

Wangara business buys RCR Laser

Unique Metal Works is set to double in size after striking a deal with the administrators of RCR Tomlinson to purchase its laser business, which employs about 200 people.



Shortlist to run Rio facilities

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.

TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Cooper & Oxley on the brink

Cooper & Oxley Builders, which is one of the 10 largest construction companies in Perth, has suspended work on its projects while it reviews its financial viability.

JCY goes into liquidation

Major Perth architecture practice JCY has been placed into liquidation after being hit by the slowdown in work volumes, pricing pressures and losses on the Perth Children’s Hospital.

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TPG to end ‘country club’ culture

The final step in TPG Telecom’s takeover of iiNet is due to happen today, when iiNet shareholders will be paid $9.55 per share, however, staff and customers face an uncertain future.

Canberra is "really hopeless": Walsh

WA industry leaders Richard Goyder, Sam Walsh and Andrew Forrest lined up today to criticise deputy prime minister Julia Gillard and the federal government's tax and economic policies.

Woodside to spend $400m on Fifo camp

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.

Perth tech pioneer passes away

Conrad Crisafulli, who was one of the pioneers of venture capital investing and technology commercialisation in Western Australia, has died after a long illness.