Mark Needham, of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories has been an active member on the Board of Directors of Arctic Co-operatives Limited and Arctic Co-operative Development Fund for the past nine years.

Residing in Yellowknife for 22 years, Mark presently serves on the Board of Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op, first from 1992 -1994, and from 1996 onward, holding all executive positions. Recently, Mark was elected to the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) Board in 2013.

Mark received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Queens University.

Active in his community, Mark is a member of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) and St. Patrick's Parish, and volunteers for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Salvation Army.

Employed with Northwestel for past 22 years, Mark has also taught college curriculum at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology {SAIT) in Calgary and Arctic College in Yellowknife.

Mark and his wife Barb have two children.