Director, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) Board of Directors
Mark was elected to the Board of Directors of CCFC in September 2015. He is General Counsel at Infusion, a global software development firm with offices in five countries. He developed a department capable of handling a cross-section of complex legal matters that come with serving Infusion’s international offices.
Mark provides seasoned legal advice on matters related to contracts, employment, policy writing, and issues management and in areas such as risk mitigation and deal facilitation. His approachable style and flair for communication benefit those seeking clear, concise, and practical advice. His team also works closely with external counsel to ensure Infusion is operating in full compliance with local regulations and laws.
Mark earned degrees in economics (University of Toronto) and law (University of Ottawa) and a Master of Laws (York University). Since he was called to the bar in 1998, he has practiced in Toronto and Vancouver with a focus on corporate, technology, and healthcare IT law. Mark has provided legal advice and services to clients ranging from start-up ventures to large corporations such as Deutsche Bank, IBM, Nike, and Visa. He speaks regularly on panels about law department management.
Following almost ten years in the private sector, he entered the public service in 2007 as legal counsel at Smart Systems for Health Agency, which subsequently became eHealth Ontario. He became general counsel at eHealth Ontario and led the legal department before, during, and after a corporate leadership crisis, intense political and media scrutiny, and a restructuring caused by a major CEO ethics scandal.
On Canada Day, 2010, he launched Kovalum, an independent clothing line. Named after a beach in India, Kovalum produces casual clothing for men with a portion of revenue supporting a girls’ orphanage in southern India.
In 2012, Mark ran with the bulls twice in Pamplona, Spain, to raise money to buy computers for a library in a small village in India as part of a CCFC project. He also raised money for CCFC by sporting a beard with more than 12,000 bees on his face to get donations for computers in a library in Kalvilai, India, as well as to construct a new digital library in Puliankulam.