Mark Binns joined Meridian as Chief Executive in January 2012. Prior to this appointment Mark was Chief Executive of the Infrastructure Division of Fletcher Building Limited, the company’s largest division. Mark worked at Fletcher Building and its predecessor, Fletcher Challenge Limited, for 22 years. During that period he was responsible for operations in Australia, South East Asia, India, South America, the United States and the South Pacific, as well as in New Zealand. Mark also held director roles in numerous subsidiary companies of the Fletcher Building group.
His career has seen him closely involved in some of New Zealand’s largest infrastructure projects, including the Wiri Prison public-private partnership, Waterview Connection, Eden Park, SKYCITY, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Manapōuri tunnel. By training, Mark is a qualified lawyer and, prior to joining Fletcher Challenge, was a partner at Simpson Grierson in Auckland.