Mark Pownall has around three decades of media experience, predominantly in business media in Perth, with a foray to the financial centre of London in the early 1990s.
Mark has a vast body of work available through the archives of Business News, including news articles and features on many subjects. He has written a regular column for Business News since he joined as Editor in 2000 and has also been a key part of the Mark My Words podcast duo with Mark Beyer since 2014. On stage Mark has interviewed many of the state's business leaders.
For most of his time at Business News Mark ran the content operations of the business and was integral to the implementation of all the company’s digital products – the twice daily email newsletters, weekly podcasts, deals database and the Data & Insights subscriber database and search engine.
In early 2017 he became CEO of Business News, a role he had for nearly three years before transitioning to his last executive position as Director of Strategy & Innovation, where he was responsible for digital transformation and new product development, including the rollout of a new subscriber-only remuneration platform.
Mark’s media career started with sports reporting while he studied for a Commerce degree at the University of Western Australia. He followed that with a post-graduate qualification in English at Curtin University.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss Liberal leadership, border dispute, Primero and NRW, Sam Walsh, Nigel Satterley, and our special reports on CEO salaries and WA's biggest employers, focused on jobs of the future.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss China volatility, FMG renewables, GDI office plan, GLX's tech innovation, Albany entrepreneur Paul Lionetti, and our features on accountants and tourism.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss the US election, China trade war, Clive Palmer, Perth Airport outlook, private company results, interest rates, house prices, office vacancies, and BP's refinery closure.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss: the new lord mayor, UWA restructuring, COVID update, directors survey, property challenges, Pfizer cuts, Tattarang buys RM Williams, Barry Felstead.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss: WA borders, unemployment statistics, housing sales, VGW, Woodside jobs, Curtin building collapse, charity boon, governance issues, and our special feature on WA's biggest exporters.
In this week's podcast Mark Pownall and Matt Mckenzie discuss unemployment falls, 40under40, Yagan Square, China files, hydrogen plan, senate bid, quarantine row, and our special reports on defence and resources.
In their weekly podcast Mark Pownall and Mark Beyer discuss markets, the R word and the government's response, university cuts, house prices, solar reform, and our special reports on energy, retail property, and the future of work.