The National Group comprises of leading companies from the mining, resources, transport and logistics industries

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The National Group is a leading mining-services company in Australia. For more than two decades, we have supplied heavy-earthmoving equipment and end-to-end mining services to the world’s largest resource companies.

Many of Australia’s best-known mining companies use National Group machinery for the exploration and production of iron ore, coal, gold, nickel and other commodities.

We own one of the largest, most-advanced fleets of mining equipment in this country – and proudly employ hundreds of people across Australia.

Our purpose is to provide state-of-the-art machinery and services that drive sustainable growth in mining. In doing so, we create jobs, careers and opportunities for communities.


Mark Ackroyd is a visionary Australian entrepreneur. In 1997, he founded National Group with a single bulldozer. Today, National Group owns one of Australia’s largest fleets of heavy-earthmoving equipment for hire.

By revenue, National Group ranks in the top-300 privately owned companies in Australia, and in the top-50 private companies in Queensland. As CEO and Managing Director of National Group, Mark leads a business that has hundreds of employees across Australia – and some of the world’s largest mining companies as clients.

Mark has successfully launched and grown companies in equipment hire, mining services, heavy haulage, machinery sales and auctions, and other services. Together, these companies form National Group’s unique end-to-end service offering.

A high-school dropout, Mark has featured in the Australian Financial Review Young Rich List. A diesel mechanic by trade, Mark is recognised as an industry thought-leader in mining services. He is passionate about mining and regional communities. Mark believes in the power of mining to create jobs and careers, and change lives. Through an active corporate social responsibility program, National Group supports many regional events and industry associations.

From humble beginnings, Mark continues to drive consistent, sustained growth at National Group – and contribute to the success of Australia’s world-class mining sector. He lives on the Gold Coast, where National Group is headquartered.