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Mark Smitheram

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Mark is an internationally experienced CFO with more than 30 years of experience with large corporates in the distribution of industrial products supporting the paper, print and packaging sectors. He has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur and London as well as his hometown of Auckland.

During his time working in London, Mark undertook, both as team member and leader, numerous M&A transactions, including having a key responsibility for obtaining European Commission clearance of anti-Competition concerns.

He was a member of the European leadership team of an ASX listed company, having prime responsibility for risk management and treasury.

He was highly involved in the integration of the acquired businesses into the group and provided leadership with the important post transaction activities of reorganisation and delivery of synergy benefits.

On returning to Auckland, as CFO for BJ Ball Limited, Mark had a leading responsibility for:

  • Vendor Due Diligence and Selection of Private Equity Partners for a Management Buy Out and to later fund expansion into Australia. This included all associated legal matters.
  • Re-financing of the Group with a syndicated multi-currency facility supporting the Group in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.
  • Risk Management and governance.

Mark, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is a member of CAANZ.