Learning Environments Australasia bestows its highest honour, Life Membership to Mark Trotter, in recognition of long and dedicated service and outstanding contribution to leadership.
Since joining Learning Environments Australasia in 2004, Mark has played a key role in the organisation’s strategic direction as inaugural president of QLD Chapter, Regional Chair, Chair-Elect and Past-Chair and member of the international A4LE board.
Mark’s passion for education and architecture is evident in his involvement and leadership in LEA over the last 15 years.
During this time, Mark made significant contributions towards improving the financial capacity and resilience of the organisation, increasing Australasia’s voice at the international level, and revamping sponsorship packages for regional conferences and annual chapter sponsors.
In 2011, Mark was elected as the Regional Chair-Elect and played a key role in planning and executing Gold Coast Conference “Shape, Shaping and Reshaping”. Additionally, Mark was on the Jury for James D MacConnell Awards.
In 2013-2014, Mark became the Regional Chair of LEA and continued his involvement in regional conferences with two regional conferences under his watch: “Disruption” Auckland NZ 2013 and “Inside Out, Upside Down” Adelaide 2014.
Mark’s passion for education and architecture led to the creation of what is affectionately known as ‘Trotter List’ – a rotating conference/regional day out plan to cycle through chapters/locations around Australasia, which continues to guide the Executive strategically today.
Since 2019, Mark has been the Regional International Director for Learning Environments Australasia and Member of Transitional Global Board. In this role, Mark has strongly represented the unique Australasian perspective on the international stage with significant outcomes.
Mark has been driven in his mission to provide better educational environments for Australia’s youth and educators and his genuine love of architecture and its ability to transform the lives of so many people.
This citation honours the significant contribution Mark Trotter has made to Learning Environments Australasia.