I relocated to Taupo over 20 years ago and joined Taupo Rigging & Safety Services. In 2006 I purchased the company, which services the forestry industry nationally with hauler wire ropes and rigging plus related logistical forestry products; it's also known as Taupo's safety shop.

I'm known locally after years of volunteer work with Tri Sport Taupo. I've also been involved with Triathlon NZ and enjoy multisport events. I am involved with Business Mentors NZ and am Chairman of LEENZ (Lifting Equipment Engineers NZ).

I am proud to represent the industrial sector with the Taupo Chamber of Commerce & Industry and feel passionate about 'bridging the gap' between the CBD and industrial sectors of our business community. I see Taupo Chamber of Commerce & Industry playing an essential role in the growth and development of our wonderfully unique community and look forward to the challenge of making other businesses aware of the support and resources the chamber has to offer.

Mark is Director of Terrain.