Mark joined Rotary in Florida as a member of the Tampa Hyde Park Rotary Club. On return to Wellington joined the Rotary Club of Wellington and was President of the Rotary Club of Wellington 2016/17.To support his Rotary activities, Mark is General Manager of the New Zealand Government’s Aviation Security Service, which he joined in October 2013.
Mark came to the Aviation Security Service after serving with the New Zealand Defence Force for almost 38 years, finishing as the Land Component Commander.
Mark held almost all the major commands within the New Zealand Army, and a number of senior Defence positions, including head of Defence Force Personnel, and Senior New Zealand Liaison Officer to the United States Central Command. Mark deployed overseas on a number of operational and non operational postings during his career.
Mark holds two master’s degrees: a Master of Philosophy from Massey University, and a Master of Arts from Deakin University.
Mark was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2007.
Katie and Mark have two daughters studying at university.
Mark besides being an active Rotarian is a member of the Institute of Directors, passionate about outdoor pursuits and reading.