Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tahu

Te Rau Ruru/Independent Director  – PKW Farms LP Limited 

Mark was appointed as an independent director of PKW Farms GP Limited in March 2020. He is also Director of Farming for Southern Pastures LP since 2012 and a Director of Poharu Farms Ltd.

Mark worked as an independent farm management consultant for 19 years, prior to this he worked for the New Zealand Dairy Board as a farm consultant.

Mark affiliates to Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāi Tahu. In 2012 Mark’s farming interests received the Taranaki Regional Council award for riparian management and sustainable farming.

Mark has a Diploma and Bachelor of Agriculture from Massey University, he is a graduate of the Rabo Bank Executive Development Programme and the Fonterra Governance Development Programme and is a member of NZIPM.

Mark has lived in Taranaki for past 30 years with his wife Anne, and sons Adam and Charlie. Mark has a passion for the people and the land of Taranaki and feels fortunate to call Taranaki home.