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BE SURE is our promise

We’re proud to be a family owned business with more than 20 years’ proven experience with offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Our unified solution focused global team strives to provide expertise and reliability on all projects. We encourage and support our people to be themselves and enjoy their work everyday, and provide their service to you with respect and loyalty.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Smith is a co-founder of Markham and is passionate about design, culture, team building and continuous personal development.  Mark manages the global operation and has over 20 years of experience in specialist solutions for concrete and construction.

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Graham Smith

Graham Smith

Founding Director

Graham’s business experience started in the 1960s and has always been passionate about innovation. In 1996 he founded Markham and is part of the vibrant, creative and BE SURE culture. Graham has more than 25 years’ technical expertise and practical experience in the concrete protection and waterproofing industry.

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Jaimi Manning

Jaimi Manning

HR Manager

Leads Markham Global’s HR programs and policies as they apply to employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance and staffing levels.

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Carl Groombridge

Carl Groombridge

Managing Director – UK

Dedicated and focused, Carl holds the vision and provides the inspiration for developing the same BE SURE culture in the UK as has proved so successful in Australia to generate an enthusiastic and client-focused team. Carl has 15 years in substrate protection industries as a foundation for bringing our innovative and high performance concrete treatments into the UK market.

+44 (0)3334 56 57 58

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Martin Prestidge

Martin Prestidge

Australian Team Leader

Martin leads the AU & NZ teams with a culture of excellence, specializing in developing key growth strategies, tactics and action plans. Martin has over 15 years experience in the construction industry and directs Markham’s high performance team to build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships.

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Hayden Prestidge

Hayden Prestidge

Sales and Marketing Team Leader

Hayden is passionate about making concrete stronger to last longer and is experienced in concrete protection, waterproofing, corrosion control, curing and sealing at the design and construction stage or in asset management. Hayden has a passion for strategic planning, team culture and personal growth but most of all, the overriding drive to deliver excellence to ensure you have the knowledge and systems to provide your structure with what it needs.

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Ross Groombridge

Ross Groombridge

Contracts Manager (UK)

Ross is highly motivated to work closely with our clients, site managers and sub-contractors to ensure all projects are completed safely, correctly and efficiently for optimum customer satisfaction.

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Nici Kinloch

Nici Kinloch

People and Systems Manager

Nici brings a wealth of experience and knowledge across HRM, quality assurance, accounting and finance, and systems. Bringing a fresh approach to Markham’s strategy, she is passionate about continually improving and aligning our people, policy, procedure, and systems.

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Will Pepping

Will Pepping

Australian Project Consultant

Will Pepping has a passion for development and working with construction companies, architects and engineers to see their projects come to reality within budget, time frames and reduced risk in commercial projects.

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‘Markco’ Cockburn

‘Markco’ Cockburn

Operations Manager - NZ/AUS

Looking after applicators and project managers in Australia and New Zealand, Markco has over 10 years’ experience working with concrete, and managing teams. He has worked across a variety of industries and enjoys a challenge.

+64 21 751 827

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Henry Mitchell

Henry Mitchell

New Zealand Construction Team Leader

Henry leads the New Zealand construction sales team. His overall goal is to work from design to installation by adding value and saving program costs to construction projects across New Zealand. Henry is passionate about Markham evolving and sustainable systems for concrete. He has been working in the Australian and New Zealand construction markets for over 12 years. Have a chat with Henry about delivering excellence to ensure you have the knowledge and systems on your projects.

+64 21 240 7523

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Doug Hamlin

Doug Hamlin

Infrastructure Consultant & Technical Validation – New Zealand and Australia

Doug Hamlin works alongside asset owners, engineers, and consultants to extend the service life of concrete structures. Doug has a constant desire to learn more about concrete technology and trends. His overall goal is to see less spent on repairs and more focus on positive growth. Very passionate about improving the service life of concrete!

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Lachie Smith

Lachie Smith

Project Consultant North Island

Lachie’s focus and passion is to provide solutions in commercial construction, focusing on AQURON concrete treatments. Be it waterproofing, corrosion control, curing, sealing, anti-dusting, moisture control, he is always keen to work with you to provide the right solution.

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Wade Lanham

Wade Lanham

National Projects Consultant

Wade has a passion for development and working with construction companies, architects and engineers to see their projects come to reality within budget, time frames and reduced risk in commercial projects.

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Ben Dowell

Ben Dowell

Project Delivery Western Australia

Ben assesses client needs and manages Project Delivery for concrete protection, waterproofing, corrosion control, curing and waterproofing.

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Nikki Horn

Nikki Horn

New Zealand Project Coordinator

Nikki is the project coordinator for New Zealand. She ensures all project planning and site applications are managed efficiently, and in line with client requirements.

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Brad Fulcher

Brad Fulcher

Australian Project Consultant

Brad Fulcher works with Australian construction companies, architects and engineers to manage project delivery for concrete protection, corrosion control, curing and waterproofing.

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Christine Melville

Christine Melville

Sales Support

Christine loves to assist people with the hurdles they come up against, whether they be an external architectural or construction client, or a member of the sales team. She is passionate about sustainability for the future, and providing the right solution for the right person.

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Venus Flaws

Venus Flaws

Accounts Payable Officer

Venus joined the Napier head office after working in the Wellington film industry for the last 15 years. She enjoys her New Zealand and Australia accounts payable role and loves being a part of the Markham team. She is looking forward to a long future with Markham and settling into the relaxed lifestyle and warm summer climate of Napier.

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Alex Portelli

Alex Portelli

Project Consultant

Alex works with architects, engineers and other construction design professionals, providing concrete protection and waterproofing systems and solutions from the design stage onwards.

+61 449 577 523

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Brendan Stead

Brendan Stead

Marketing Coordinator

Brendan Stead coordinates Markham’s marketing strategies and activities, to introduce Markham’s concrete waterproofing and architectural finishes to as wide an audience as possible.

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Eric Windschuttel

Eric Windschuttel

Australian Project Manager

Eric Windschuttel project manages applications and operations in Australia. Eric is experienced in assisting our clients on-site for concrete protection, curing and waterproofing.

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Louise Kirk

Louise Kirk

Marketing Team Support

Louise is an enthusiastic part of the marketing team, helping grow brand awareness and introduce Markham to the widest possible audience!

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Melissa Knibb

Melissa Knibb

Finance and Administration Team Leader

Melissa is accounts receivable and finance and admin support for New Zealand and Australia. She is responsible for debtor management and the finance / administration team. Melissa is focussed on creating positive relationships with Markham customers and stakeholders from the start of their journey of opening a customer account, to retention queries.

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Tommy Fulcher

Tommy Fulcher

Operations and Applicator Technician

Tommy Fulcher is enthusiastically involved in practical operations, warehouse management and application. He works closely with project managers and site managers to ensure the concrete has been correctly and thoroughly protected.

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Doug McKenzie

Doug McKenzie

Senior Applicator

Doug McKenzie manages applicators in New Zealand for concrete protection, waterproofing, corrosion control, curing and waterproofing.

+64 21 751 630

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Annie Mitchell

Annie Mitchell

Australia Project Coordinator

Annie is the project coordinator for Australia. She ensures all project planning and site applications are managed efficiently, and in line with client requirements. Annie also organises our import/export logistics and controls stock management.

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Clint Judd

Clint Judd

Operations and Research Applicator

Clint is a versatile and experienced player in our operations and warehouse team. Clint specialises in site applications, and is closely involved with our research and development testing.

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Charles Currie

Charles Currie

Executive Support

Charles is an experienced key account manager from the agricultural industry. His role at Markham is executive support to the leadership team, and also includes project auditing, completed marketing, and stock management. He loves being a part of Markham’s rapidly adaptive team, delivering great results and service to our customers.

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Jodi Everest

Jodi Everest

Customer Relations Manager

Jodi coordinates and manages the customer database, supporting Markham’s marketing activity.

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Merv Smith

Merv Smith

Manufacturing and Warehouse Team Member

Merv is a vital part of our manufacturing and warehouse team in Napier. He is involved in the crucial Aquron batching process that lies at the heart of our operation.

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Matt Clough

Matt Clough

Senior Applicator

Matt manages applications in the South Island of New Zealand, for concrete protection, waterproofing, corrosion control, curing and waterproofing.

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Jason Brown

Jason Brown

Application Technician

Jason Brown manages Australian applications and on-site operations for concrete protection, corrosion control, curing and waterproofing.

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Ruan Bredenkamp

Ruan Bredenkamp

Applicator – Auckland, NZ

Ruan manages applications in Auckland for concrete protection, waterproofing, corrosion control, curing & waterproofing.

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Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell

New Zealand Operations Team Support

Simon is an active part of our operations and application team. He has over 30 years’ practical experience in coating and concrete treatments.

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Finn Currie

Finn Currie

Support Services

Finn is an enthusiastic support to our customer services team. He enjoys a challenge and finding new ways to help the team run smoothly.

+64 210 220 5960