Meet Mark. Hamilton born and bred, Mark graduated from The University of Waikato with a Business Management Degree, majoring in Accounting. “I worked at Deloitte as a graduate, realising pretty quickly accounting was merely a skill for my future not a career aspiration! My three employee roles since Deloitte were Restaurant and Events Centre Manager (4 years), Accountant at Global Emerging Markets Investment Company in London (2 years), CEO at a sport, events, and asset management Company in Hamilton (16 years). I’ve founded three organisations, two community based remain today. I’ve held SME board positions since 2002, and have increased this activity since 2012, when I left employment to follow some community and business investment goals. I currently chair six Boards (four businesses of which I’m a shareholder, one organisation is not for profit), and am a Director/Trustee on two other Boards. Sectors include Retail, Health, Energy, Sports, ICT. Four organisations are under 3 years old”.