Mark Mitchell is the Minister of Corrections, Minister for Emergency Management and Recovery, and Minister of Police. He is the MP for Whangaparaoa.
In 1989, Mark joined the New Zealand Police, and was a member of the Dog Section and Armed Offender’s Squad.
After leaving the police, Mark relocated overseas and launched an international business career, including the start-up of his own security company.
Mark entered Parliament in 2011 when he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Rodney electorate. In 2016, he was appointed as the Minister of Statistics, Minister for Land Information, and Associate Minister of Justice. In 2017, he was promoted to Cabinet and appointed as the Minister of Defence.