Mark Huddleston joined the Rotary Club of Edwardstown (D9520) in 1997 after 10 years in Rotaract. Now aged 49, Mark has accrued a combined 30 years of experience in Rotary and Rotaract. With the average Australian Rotarian age of 71, he is ironically still considered a "young" Rotarian. 

Mark was club president of the Rotary Club of Edwardstown in 2006/07, and has since served for 8 years at district level, including 2 years as The Rotary Foundation Grants Chair, 3 years as an Assistant Governor and 3 years as District Membership Chair. Mark is a respected and much sought after commentator, presenter and prolific blogger on Rotary’s membership challenges. He has spoken at over 100 clubs, conferences, webinars and training events, and has run in excess of 10 dedicated membership seminars and events. He is passionate about modernising Rotary and making the organisation more attractive to a younger audience. He is a lateral thinker who calls it as he sees it. 

Mark was also the driving force behind the creation of the Rotary Club of Seaford against a background of serious membership decline and club closures. He transferred into this club at its charter in 2016. 

Mark is the Manager of Sugar Free Zone, Australia's leading retailer of reduced sugar products. He started this business in 2005 after running a mobile catering business for 5 years. He has a background in electronics, including repairs, and wholesaling of componentry and electrical supplies. 

Mark is married to Debra who he met in Rotaract, and has two children, Aaron and Elise.