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Mr Vern Dark, of Kaiweka, MNZM for services to business and education

Mr Vern Dark, of Kaiweka, MNZM for services to business and education

Vern Dark was the Managing Director of Fletcher Challenge Petrochemicals, Chief Executive of the Northland Dairy Co-operative and Chief Executive of the Northland Port Corporation. He is currently a board member of several commercial enterprises, including Counties Power and Invivo Wines. As Chair of NorthTec Council, he maintained the Institution’s profitability through a period of funding cuts. Under his guidance, courses are now delivered at 58 sites, and he is overseeing the start of a Raumanga Campus rebuilding project. Mr Dark has ensured that NorthTec supports the local community and reaches out to those who most need assistance, whilst maintaining a sustainable business model.

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