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Leadership Team

Mark Eglinton (Chief Executive Officer, NDA Group)

Mark Eglinton joined NDA as CEO in September 2009.

Prior to joining NDA, Mark held a number of positions within Fletcher Challenge Building, and was the Managing Director of Fletcher Aluminium (a division of Fletcher Challenge Building) in 1999. In 2001 he joined Tenon Limited and held the positions of Commercial Director, General Manager North American Consumer Solutions and then, from 1 October 2005, Chief Executive Officer.

Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago.


Tony Joblin, (Group Chief Operating Officer)

Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the stainless steel manufacturing industry. He was head hunted by NDA in 1991 to lead their newly opened Hawera operation. Over the next 10 years Tony developed the NZ wide Site Services offering along with creating our On farm services business from nothing to servicing 4,700 NZ farms within 2 years (this was the later split off and became DTS).

Tony was instrumental in acquiring Challenge Engineering’s Taranaki operation and utilising its facilities and resources to setup FHT manufacture using production line systems and standard cost models. He developed and lead NDA’s push into the wine sector which ultimately lead to the acquisition of Crown Stainless.

Tony was part the MBO group the acquired NDA in 1998 and has served as director on NDA’s minority owned businesses. He was appointed as head of NZ operations in 2005 and is currently COO of group operations across NZ, Australia and the USA.

Sean McCormack (Group Chief Financial Officer)

Sean joined NDA as Group CFO during the capital restructure process in May 2007. He spent the previous three years as CFO of NDA’s farm service business, Dairy Technology Services Ltd.

Originally from Ireland Sean started his career with PWC in Dublin where he spent five years in its corporate tax department servicing a range of predominantly multi-national corporations. This was followed by three years with US investment management firm, Templeton Global Investors at its European headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. He subsequently moved to New Zealand as Group Finance Manager of Trans Tasman Properties Plc - at that time an NZX listed property management/development organisation. In 1999 Sean returned to the northern hemisphere and spent the next five years in various roles with Sun Microsystems Inc. He relocated with his family to New Zealand in late 2004 where he joined Dairy Technology Services Ltd

Sean is a qualified chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.


Melinda Deller (GM - Human Resources)

Melinda joined NDA in 2002 and is responsible for People & Safety within the business. She has a BBS (HRM) from Massey University and is a MHRINZ. Within NDA her responsibilities cover Health & Safety, Performance Management, Industrial Relations and Learning & Development.

Prior to joining NDA she has worked predominately within manufacturing environments.


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