Mark Englefield, Section Head Microbiology

Mark Englefield

Section Head Microbiology

Role at Cawthron

Mark has worked at Cawthron since 1997 and took on the role of Section Head in January 2016, having gained extensive experience in the Microbiology laboratory. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the laboratory and is a key point of contact for all customers who rely on our test results to clear product for export or food safety requirements.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Supervision of an ISO17025 accredited laboratory
  • Development of automated reporting initiatives 
  • Onsite sampler trainer for both water and hygiene sampling in food manufacturing sites
  • Ministry of Primary Industries Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) signatory
  • International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) Key Technical Personnel (KTP) status for microbiology and pathogen testing


  • NZ Certificate in Science
Mark Englefield, Section Head Microbiology