Mark is a Chartered Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of post-graduate experience in hydrological and hydraulic investigations and analyses. He combines a high degree of technical excellence with the ability to see the big picture of flooding issues. In his role, Mark has been able to successfully balance the competing needs of flood protection and ecological and environmental protection.

Mark is a well-respected leader in the area of river and flood modelling, having previously taken a leadership role as Chairman of the Rivers Group, a technical interest group of Engineering New Zealand. He was awarded the 1999 IPENZ Furkert award for his contribution to understanding of bored water tunnel hydraulics, and in 2019 he was presented with the Water NZ Stormwater Professional of the Year award. Mark is proficient in the use of a wide range of hydraulic analysis techniques and has a robust background in applied hydrological and hydraulic modelling.

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