A place where changemakers meet

The Smallest Room is a place where changemakers can tell their stories. Join Mark Balla in the smallest room to hear from social entrepreneurs, film makers, philosophers, philanthropists and more. All these people have one thing in common - they have chosen to dedicate a substantial part of their lives to the idea of leaving the world a little bit better than it was when they first arrived.

Hosted by: Mark Balla




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In the early 2000s Mark and his wife Annie started their own business in the CD and DVD manufacturing industry. The business grew strongly and it was eventually sold to an Australian based supplier. The buyer established a joint venture manufacturing business in India and asked Mark to join the board. This is where his Indian adventure began.

​ Mark lives in Melbourne and is married to Annie. They have two adult children and a cat. Mark has a complicated relationship with the cat and his golf handicap. He is an enthusiastic member of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central where he will be club president in 2020/21. He and Annie are avid travellers, both believing that the world is far too interesting a place not to have a good look at it.

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