Conference 2017 Speaker Spotlight: Mark Hollands

NZSCTA will be doing weekly installments leading into Conference 2017, with spot lights on the amazing local talent meeting to collaborate and innovate with us in Christchurch.

NZSCTA would like to welcome, in our first spotlight, Mark Hollands brought to you by Links Modular Solutions. Mark is the high performance impact manager for NZ Cycling, while also owning his own Physiotherapy clinic in Christchurch. His extensive knowledge on the human body, sport in general and leadership will provide immense value during Conference 2017.

Please see below for his biography.


Mark has 20 years’ experience in the provision of health and wellbeing services.  Mark has worked internationally in both the public and private sectors, and as a member of both amateur and professional elite sporting organisations.  He has led key business partnerships and stakeholder relationships across local government, regional sports bodies and teams, professional service providers, and corporate health customers.

Mark’s experiences and qualifications include:

§    Company Director, Active Health - successful business manager responsible for business revenue of $1.4M and up to 40 staff and contractors. Mark had led successful business recovery and change having led the strategic direction of Active Health following the Christchurch earthquakes while delivering on-going profitable results.

§    High Performance Impact Manager, Cycling New Zealand - leader, manager and provider in New Zealand’s High Performance environments with an on-going and enduring focus on collaborative care and teamwork for the benefit of athletes.

§    Member of High Performance Sport New Zealand High Performance Leadership Talent Pool Programme 2015-2016

§    20 years as Performance Impact Member of New Zealand Olympic Teams to the Sydney, Beijing, London and Rio Olympic Games as Physiotherapist to New Zealand Cycling Teams – medals included 3 Silver and 4 Bronze

§    Physiotherapist to New Zealand Cycling Teams at Manchester and Delhi Commonwealth Games and 20 World Championships

§    Strong lecturing background having taught in Anatomy, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control and Exercise Physiology

§    Degrees in Science (Physiology), Physical Education (Kinesiology), and Physiotherapy (Credit)

§    Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, Post Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation