After graduating from Lincoln University, Mark spent 30 years working in publicly listed and privately owned companies across many sectors. In his time as CEO/Executive Director for Allied Concrete and Petroleum, he gained governance experience in joint venture companies with multi-nationals and family owned organisations. During this time, Mark attended governance and strategy programmes at Harvard and London Business Schools. Current directorships include Taggart Civil Construction, Eco Central Waste and Recycling, and the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation. Mark also chairs Advisory Boards for family owned businesses in the transport and agriculture sectors. Mark has applied his interest in sports to his professional life and provides guidance to business leaders as an accredited Executive Coach.