Governance Bio
Mark Thomas
Appoint Professional

Mark Thomas

10 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“Experienced senior executive and business owner across diverse industry sectors including financial services, energy, infrastructure, health, retail and iwi. Core capabilities in operations, marketing, strategy and financial management. Experienced political and not for profit operator with both private and public sector governance experience.”


Governance Roles


Remuera Arts & Culture Trust

June 2014 - Present (4 years)

The Remuera Arts & Culture Trust's aims is to develop the physical arts and culture offer within the Remuera Town Centre


Serviceworks Group Ltd

May 2005 - Present (13 years)

Serviceworks Group is the holding company for businesses which have included consulting operations and a restaurant.


Rules Reduction Taskforce

February 2015 - October 2015 (8 months)

The former Local Government Minister Hon Paula Bennett established the Rules Reduction Taskforce to cut red tape and get rid of loopy property rules and regulations that are stopping people from getting on with the job. The Taskforce worked for six months hearing more than 2,000 submissions around New Zealand. It reported to the Government in October 2015 and the Government issued its response in July 2016 accepting 72 of its 75 recommendations.

Board member

ASB Stadium

September 2012 - October 2016 (4 years)

A member of the five person board governing the operations and assets of the ASB Stadium, a multi-purpose recreational, sporting and education facility in Kohimarama, Auckland

Deputy Chair and Board member, Orakei Local Board

Auckland Council

November 2010 - October 2016 (5 years)

A member of the seven person board governing the assets and operations of the Orakei Local Board area of Auckland Council.

Board member

Remuera Business Association

November 2010 - October 2016 (5 years)

A member of the seven person board responsible for developing the retail and services business area within the Remuera Town Centre


Victoria Univeristy Book Club Ltd

September 1992 - September 1996 (4 years)

The VUBC Ltd owns and operates the Victoria University of Wellington based book centre and students notes facility

Executive Roles

Managing Director

Serviceworks Systems Ltd

May 2011 - Present (7 years)

Serviceworks is a consultancy providing strategic counsel on business strategy, marketing and communications, public policy and consumer services. We work with a diverse range of international and New Zealand businesses as well as not-for-profit and iwi based organisations. Our industry expertise includes: Infrastructure, Health, Primary Sector, Retail and Financial Services.


Senate SHJ

October 2009 - April 2011 (1 years)

Mark helped lead the Auckland office of one of Australasia’s largest independent communications and public relations agencies. He worked in the health, retail, infrastructure and services sectors.


ANZ Banking Group (NZ) Ltd

August 2000 - February 2005 (4 years)

ANZ is one of New Zealand's leading banking and financial services groups and one of New Zealand's largest companies. Mark had several executive role including Head of Group Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Head of the Restoring Customer Faith Project and General Manager responsible for half the retail branch network.


Australian Graduate School of Management

General Manager Programme, General Management

2004 - 2004

Victoria University of Wellington

BA, Public Policy with Commercial Law

1990 - 1992