Mark Hatchman

Development Manager, Quayside Holdings

Mark Hatchman is a man of many talents – a dynamic, community-driven Development Manager for Quayside Holdings, family man and resident joker. Depending upon the day, he may or may not be the guy you want on your golf team, but you definitely want him in your clay-bird shooting posse!

While Mark has a penchant for lifting a room with a well-timed joke or being the life of the party, his values are driven by making a better life for his children and the community he lives in. It is these values that he brings as he leads Quayside’s largest development project, the Rangiuru Business Park.

Rangiuru Business Park

The Rangiuru Business Park is an 18-year vision in the making. Now into its second season of earthworks, Mark is looking forward to the release of Stage 1A titles of the industrial park in late 2024 as we build on our vision of having a truly modern, connected and high-quality industrial park on our doorstep servicing the greater Bay of Plenty Region – being close to the Port of Tauranga via road and rail, part of the Golden Triangle, less than an hour to Rotorua and only a 45 min drive to other major Eastern Bay of Plenty communities.

Wealth of experience

Always quick to a self-deprecating story, Mark’s sense of humour belies his wealth of experience in large-scale and smaller projects over more than one continent, developments that have been enjoyed by millions of people.

Mark grew up in Hamilton, taking off to the deep south to complete his Degree in Civil Engineering as a recipient of the Downer Engineering Scholarship. He started his time as a graduate engineer at the Huntly Power Station before leaping over the Tasman to West Australia, working on a large-scale mining project.

With a bit of money in his pocket, he then enjoyed a long stint travelling through South and Central America and ended up in London, where he plied his trade on various large-scale construction roles.

Then came the London Olympics – he may not have been invited as an athlete, but his civil engineering skills were in high demand – ending up as a Project Manager, leading a large team to deliver on Olympic infrastructures with a hard deadline.

Flip to a FIFO role in Papua New Guinea developing a pipeline with strong community engagement, and Construction Manager in the Bay for a local contractor, the breadth and depth of Mark’s experience that he brings to the wider Bay of Plenty cannot be underestimated.

Shared vision

For the Rangiuru Business Park, Mark is leading the engagement with Tapuika (mana whenua of the land) and other iwi to ensure we execute our vision together – both in terms of social outcomes, environmental goals, cultural master plan and commercial opportunities.

The wetlands will be an outstanding example of this collaboration – with 50 hectares of stormwater ponds, the Park has aspirations to deliver a wetland reserve with approximately 400,000 nursery plants (a venture with Tapuika), firmly stamping a vision of quality and commitment for the Rangiuru Business Park from all angles – environmental, social and cultural.

Mark strives to create outcomes that are not only beneficial for all parties, but sustainable-focused. Mark completed his Master of Engineering Science (Project Management) in 2017 with a focus on sustainability and property.

While commercial outcomes are important, Mark strongly aligns to Quayside’s own values that ‘we do work we’re proud to stand by’, providing results that are more than just about the bottom line. These values are driven by being Dad to two small tamariki.

Mark loves a music concert, a beer, mountain biking and hanging out with the kids at the beach. He is also one of the main culprits of Quayside’s mountain of coffee beans we get through each week – every hui deserves a coffee to accompany it, according to Mark!

Mark says, of working and living in the Bay, “Being part of a significant project for the Bay of Plenty, where my family and I live, and where the prospects for positive outcomes for the community are substantial, strongly aligns with my values. Working with Quayside provides me an opportunity to work in a culture where outcomes are more than just the bottom-line.”

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