Mark relocated to Nelson Tasman after 13 years in Wellington. His strong commercial background includes 15 years of experience in corporate governance, operational design and strategy, product development, change management and succession planning.
Mark manages the delivery of the Regional Business Partner Programme across the top of the south. The RBP programme is focused on helping businesses to innovate and grow by providing information, independent advice, funding and connections to businesses seeking support in their growth journey.
Drawing on the resources via MBIE and Callaghan Innovation this covers a range of R&D grants, specialist research & technical expertise, innovation skills-building programmes, management capability funding, access to Business Mentors and connections across the local and national business ecosystem. In 2020 the government increased its support of this programme to enable our team to assist over 1,500 more businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, utilising the resources available via the Regional Business Partner Programme.