Life beyond Radford

Last updated 17.10.2021

Mark Eckermann

Class of 1995
OCCUPATION Product Innovation Manager
Lives Wollongong, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Wollongong, Materials Engineering, 1996-2001
Work history
  • Product Innovation Manager, BlueScope Steel, 1996-Present
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What does life look for you now?

Living in Wollongong, married with three boys and a new puppy. The younger two are twins. Still at BlueScope after many years, but a huge variety of roles in the 23 years.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Family, Windsurfing, Golf, Playing the Ukulele, Riding my Onewheel

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

Rally Car Driver

What is your favourite Radford moment?

The rides to and from school, with all the nonsense, laughter and mischief that went with it.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

Not particularly easy. Sometimes a little bit of dumb luck takes you a long way.

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

Don't sweat the small things, take a few more risks.

What advice do you have for current students?

Enjoy it - you don't appreciate how carefree your school days are until they are gone.

Where are you now?