Mark Verbiest has developed a list of director and chairmanships that place him at the forefront of New Zealand business, following his career with Simpson Grierson as a commercial lawyer. A seven year hiatus with (then) Telecom as company secretary and member of the company’ senior executive team saw him subsequently develop his network as a consultant to a variety of companies across multiple commercial areas ranging from telecommunications to medical insurance, banking and property.
His work on a range of strategic and governance issues, including undertaking substantial work within the energy and communication industries, including as chair of the Electricity Industry Transmission Pricing Methodology Project.
As chairman of Spark and Transpower, director of Freightways and Willis Bond Capital Partners and a board member of the Financial Markets Authority. He is also a member of Treasury’s independent panel on mixed ownership and remains as a consultant to Simpson Grierson.