Mark is Deputy Chief Executive at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), having held that role since March 2015. Prior to his arrival back in Hawkes Bay Mark has held senior management and Chief Executive roles across a number of high profile New Zealand organisations. Immediately prior to his current role, Mark was Chief Executive of the Industry Training Federation (ITF) overseeing the recent legislative reform of the industry training sector. Before that Mark was Director of Government Relations, Network Communications; General Manager/Chief Executive of the New Zealand National Party; Chief Executive of the Hotel Council of New Zealand; and Chief Executive of The World of Wearable Art Ltd.
Mark has an interest in business development and change management. Despite a reasonably eclectic range of industry sectors that Mark has worked in and led he has also enjoyed taking entities through significant periods of growth and/or re-establishing them within existing markets.
Outside of work Mark is heavily involved in the music and theatre industry.