Mark Ackroyd is the founder, CEO and Managing Director of the National Group. Starting out with a single bulldozer in 1997, the National Group has grown to become one of the largest and most trusted suppliers of mining equipment, with a vast and diverse national fleet. We are a leading force in transport, logistics, personnel supply and management for the industry. We always strive to go above and beyond to deliver for our customers, which is why our customers include some of Australia’s largest and most respected companies.
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Mark is a successful entrepreneur in the mining and construction industries who combines relentless tenacity with the discernment to perceive emerging market opportunities.
It is this rare ability that has seen Mark found, build and lead multiple companies to great heights of success, and be personally featured on the BRW Rich List. Starting with a single bulldozer in 1997, he managed to grow his operations organically, diversifying and building complementary entities and verticals to establish a business empire.
From an earthmoving equipment and machinery background, Mark’s unique industry experience enabled him to identify a growing need for reliable and cost effective products and services within mining, transport, heavy equipment, parts and attachments.
The Weekend Australian newspaper described Mark as a young gun to watch, and he continues to apply his perennial entrepreneurial drive and determination to big challenges and opportunities.