Mark Helas

Head of Project Management

A master boat builder with nearly 30 years experience in marine construction and project management, Mark brings strong technical and organisational skills to the role of Prendos project manager.A keen sailor, fisherman and scuba diver, Mark joined the boatbuilding fraternity as a school leaver. After completing his apprenticeship he spent 15 years constructing and crewing on many sailing vessels and super yachts before establishing and working for a further 13 years as director of Zealandia Marine Group, a stand-alone company carrying out the refit and maintenance of commercial, private-local and overseas-owned super yachts.

In 2012 Mark moved from boats to buildings and became the property manager at Takapuna Grammar School, a role that required him to handle both the day-to-day and long-term logistical requirements of an extensive realm of educational property and infrastructure, in partnership with many diverse construction and education sector clients.

The career change proved seamless, with Mark’s many years of coordinating and supervising complex construction and refit projects enabling him to administer the overall constraints of land-based project management – time, cost, scope and quality – with the same high level of practical skill and attention to detail he applied to the marine industry.

DDI 09 912 9247 | Mobile 021 757 121 | [email protected]
34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740 | PO Box 33-700, Takapuna, Auckland, 0740