23. Mark Arneil

Christchurch Central Electorate

Mark Arneil is a Digital IT Business Partner at the Christchurch City Council. His extensive experience working and contracting in family owned, venture capital, global enterprises, along with government sectors, gives him valuable insight into the challenges of business management.

Returning home in 2015 after 30 years abroad, Mark felt disillusioned by the state of the country and became involved in politics. Passionate about equal citizenship and protecting the interests of all New Zealanders, he is a staunch advocate for pragmatic and commonsense policy.

Mark has spent the past four years on the Board of Directors for New Zealand First in an operational capacity. He resides locally in Christchurch with his wife Maria, and they have three grown up children.