Mark Weldon

BLAKE Leader 2005

Founder, Terra Sancta Wines.

Mark was the CEO of New Zealand Exchange between June 2002 and 2011. In that time he led it through its transformation from a mutual to a listed company, launched a new market, changed the exchange’s overall approach, and brought home the role and relevance of capital markets to New Zealand’s future into both public and government.

Prior to returning to New Zealand, Mark spent nine years in New York. There, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a senior adviser to CEOs to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that Mark was an attorney with a leading New York law firm Skadden, Arps, working on securities laws and mergers and acquisitions.

He was an Olympic swimmer, having competed for New Zealand at, among other things, the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. He was a Board member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

After founding Terra Sancta vineyard, Mark went on to become the CEO of Media Works New Zealand.