Mark is an environmental planning and policy specialist with a track record of finding a way forward in challenging operating environments involving diverse interests and multiple stakeholders.
Mark brings his expertise in resource management, planning and environmental policy to help clients develop innovative solutions to complex problems. He has considerable experience in New Zealand and overseas providing strategic direction in contentious areas of environmental regulation, policy development and reform. This has included:
- Leading multidisciplinary teams tackling major environmental policy and planning challenges including best-practice regulatory reform, natural resources, natural hazards, coastal management, biodiversity, environmental offsetting, and state of environment monitoring and reporting
- Working between government agencies, industry, business and infrastructure providers to develop agreed voluntary and statutory measures that achieve environmental and natural resource management policy objectives – this has involved redefining working relationships and challenging established practice within and between organisations.
Mark joined MartinJenkins in mid-2015. He previously held a leadership role in developing the Auckland Unitary Plan for Auckland Council. Earlier work in Auckland, Melbourne and London has given him a broad understanding of regulatory and operational environments, while building his skills at gaining mutually beneficial outcomes across disparate interests.
Mark is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.