Mark Bowater

Mark is the Head of Parks Services for the Auckland Council. With over 20 Years’ experience in the parks and recreation management and senior leadership roles, he offers a strategic outlook combined with a proven track record of achievements that make a difference.


Mark is a champion and advocate for sustainability outcomes in the parks management environment, and the important contribution this makes to urban liveability.


Mark is also a Board Director and currently the Chair for the New Zealand Recreation Association, is an Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPro), and ISCA IS Accredited Professional, and is a member of the world Urban Parks Healthy Parks Heathy Cities Committee.