Mark Bowater
Head of Parks Services – Auckland Council

Mark is the Head of Parks Services for the Auckland Council, with a portfolio network of over 4,000 parks, and a unit of over 160 dedicated parks professionals. Mark is passionate about the role parks and open spaces play in urban liveability, and is a champion for green and sustainability outcomes.

Mark is also a Board Director and currently the Chair for the New Zealand Recreation Association, and is an Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPro).