As Technology Director Mark steers the big technology choices and deployment that ensures Spark offers customers New Zealand’s best data connectivity experience. This means optimising the huge investments in data networks, mobile, and IT infrastructure to set Spark up for success and growth and enable New Zealand’s digital future. Mark became Chief Operating Officer in 2016, after joining the business in 2003. Since 2003 he has held several senior roles, including General Manager Value Management with responsibility for Group Procurement, IT and network investment, management of the Chorus relationship and mobile capacity. He has successfully driven major initiatives and innovation, including Spark’s Mobile network evolution and the ongoing replacements of the PSTN with a new Converged Communications Network (CCN). Before joining Spark Mark worked as a Senior Manager for Ernst and Young Consulting in Auckland. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from
the University of Auckland.