Mark Talbot — Trustee

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Mark is a Chartered Accountant and Partner of Deloitte.  Originally from the UK, Mark relocated to New Zealand in 1999 following six years in Bermuda where he was working in the offshore investment fund industry, travelling extensively, scuba-diving and generally enjoying island life!

Since arriving in New Zealand, Mark has spent the majority of his time working with start-up companies involved in the technology sector.  In 2006, Mark and his wife Claire traveled to Samoa to see the operations of MicroDreams’ partner, SPBD Samoa. They found it both humbling and inspiring to visit several villages and witness firsthand what the project means to the women involved and the significant impact on their day-to-day lives.

Mark has three young children.  In addition to working full-time and serving as a Trustee of the MicroDreams Foundation NZ, Mark is a trustee of Big Buddy, a New Zealand not-for-profit providing mentors to fatherless boys.