Marks’ heart is in the region and he believes in the potential of regional Australia.
Byatt is an experienced community and business leader with decades of professional and volunteer experience with a strong record of delivering
After holding senior management and leadership roles across sectors including transport, tourism, vocational education & training, local
He has a strong government, business and community networks, and relationships, and importantly, has well-established experience in advocating for a fair share across rural and regional Victoria.
He has chaired the Rail Freight Alliance, Regional Cities Victoria, Hume Regional Development Australia committee, as well as Regional Capitals Australia, and was inaugural President of Murray United Football Club in its establishment years.
Byatt is also a CFA volunteer of over 40 years and has served in CFA leadership roles, including a term on the CFA Board.
He was awarded the Mayor Emeritus after serving five consecutive years as the Mayor of the City of Wodonga.
He also finds time to run an Angus cattle farm with his wife.