The road to Switch­float

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Mark (39) was raised on the fam­ily deer farm near In­gle­wood. He grad­u­ated as an en­gi­neer, with hon­ours, from the Univer­sity of Can­ter­bury, and he has a few strings to his bow. He worked for Rolls-Royce in Eng­land 11 years ago in the field of air­craft-en­gine re­search and de­vel­op­ment. He de­vel­oped meth­ods to re­duce resid­ual stress in in­er­ti­afric­tion weld­ing and filed three patent ap­pli­ca­tions for the com­pany. Fol­low­ing that he was a stunt­man for a while. He did a stunt course in Aus­tralia and per­formed in a live show in Ber­lin, rac­ing round on mo­tor­bikes in Mad Max fash­ion. He also did some py­rotech­nic work, telling The Shed that the 10 years of ex­plo­sive ex­per­tise has helped in the oil and gas in­dus­try.

His prop­erty has a few bike jumps and an off-road bike sits in the work­shop. There’s noth­ing like a blat round the farm to clear the head.

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