Mark Porath is originally from Wellington. He is a qualified lawyer but pursued careers in international marketing and financial services.
Mark held management positions in international sales and marketing for Alex Harvey Industries and was a senior General Manager of Marac Holdings, a leading Financial Services company in New Zealand. He was then Chief Executive of a private diversified investment business and joined an international Executive Search firm in 1991.
In the ensuing 23 years he has played a prominent role in the Executive Search industry in New Zealand, successfully placing directors, senior executives and technical specialists across many industries in both the public and private sectors.
Mark formed PORATH EXECUTIVE SEARCH (part of The Camford Group) in 1997 to provide specialist Executive Search, consulting and advisory services to clients in New Zealand and Australia. The continuing development of a ‘single Australasian market’ requires intimate knowledge of both the New Zealand and Australian business environments and PORATH EXECUTIVE SEARCH offers its clients specialist advice.
Mark Porath served as a Director and Vice Chairman of an international Executive Search company for a cumulative period of 10 years.
A former Director of the Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand 1998-2002, Mark is currently a Vice Chair of the Trans-Tasman Business Circle in New Zealand and since 2008 has chaired the Advisory Board to the Dean of the AUT University Business and Law Faculty.