John Erkkila +64 292 713 210 Mark Ingle +64 274 884 833

Mark Ingle

Mark brings to Franchise Works 20 years of senior management experience and vast board experience, with current commitments across eight boards and strategic involvement with another five organisations. Having managed teams of up to 80 people, across multiple business units, Mark thrives on having an eye over a broad range of business activities, something that proves critical in the dynamic space of franchise development.

Mark's strengths include governance, strategy development, finance, and business culture, complemented by a passion for helping good ideas grow into great businesses. Additionally, as the founder of the Gallagher Great Race, The Momentum Foundation and the principal driver behind the establishment of Enterprise Angels Waikato, he knows what it takes to get things moving.

John Erkkila

John had careers in hospitality and financial services before founding New Zealand Home Loans in 1996. As founder and CEO he grew the business to be one of the most successful non-bank mortgage providers in NZ, with a franchise network of over 65 offices. Since selling to Kiwibank in 2012, John has been building a diverse business portfolio in the tourism, mining, agriculture and marine sectors. He works actively in all these businesses and also holds several governance roles as Chair and Deputy Chair.

John is a serial entrepreneur, with an immense ability to cast a vision and then motivate and coach people to achieve the outcome. He has unique skills in developing sales systems and sees every business as a sales business. He is passionate about building things - businesses, people, teams, boats, buildings - but mainly people!