The road to Switchfloat
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.