Mark James Pallister was born in Brighton, Victoria, and it seemed as if he was destined from the beginning to be an entrepreneur. Every since he was involved in the business world, he has been acquiring assets and founding new ventures. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia, obtaining his Bachelor of Law in 1986.

In February of 1987, Mark Pallister founded Allmark Property Developments, a property developer based out of Perth, Western Australia. The company was involved with the project management and development of aged care properties in the company’s care. He sold this company in 1989 to pursue other opportunities.

He next works from 1989 until 1995 with Country Fresh Fruit Juices Pty Ltd. He set up Country Fresh, what it was called for short, after he was able to acquire the assets of Western Valley Fruit Juices. Mark James Pallister helped to build Country Fresh into Western Australia’s largest fresh fruit juice manufacturer. Their annual sales exceeded twenty-four million AUD. Pallister made the decision to sell the company, sealing the deal in September of 1995.

From 1996 until 1999, Mark Pallister was still in Australia, serving as the owner and founder of Leisurecat. This was a high speed catamaran manufacturer that produced high speed catamarans that were sold all over Australia and in nine other countries. He would sell this company in 1999.