Councillor Mark Edwards is a third generation citrus farmer on the family 'Rosedale' which he runs with his partner Paanthida. It is the last remaining citrus orchard in Roma. A long established family in Roma, he and his family built and operated the Northern Star Store and developed a large residential estate in Roma.
Mark brings to Council a strong interest in finance and accounting, having obtained a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Agribusiness, and furthering his qualifications by gaining a Master of Financial Planning. This has enabled him to pursue a career in both accounting and audit, working as an owner and partner at a number of accounting firms in both Roma and Brisbane.
He has been involved in not-for-profit organisations and is currently a member of the Roma Aero Club Inc and a founding member of the Roma Echidnas Rugby Union Club and Roma Historical Precincts Inc.
Mark believes the strength of local government is Councillors and staff working together for the benefit of the region. His vision for the Maranoa is that it be known as the economic hub of Western Queensland, attracting new residents and businesses.