Mark Searles

Mark Searles

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mark has been in the role since 2013. He has over 25 years' experience in senior executive roles, including Chief Commercial Officer at CGU, a division of IAG; Managing Director, Direct & Partnerships and Chief Marketing Officer with Zurich Financial Services in the UK; and Marketing and Group Brands Director with Lloyds TSB Group.

Mark serves on the Boards of a number of Group companies including undertaking the role of Chairman of Austagencies, AUB Group NZ, and AIMS amongst others.

Mark holds a Diploma in Market Research, a Diploma in Advertising and Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Studies. In addition, he has undertaken the Executive Development Program, IMD Lausanne, and the AICD Advanced Board Ready Program and AICD Diploma.