Dan is chairman of the National Markhams Group, and a member of the Institute of Directors.

He holds several independent directorships in the transport and agribusiness sectors. He is a government appointee on the Hawke's Bay District Health Board. He has particular skills in governance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning.

He works with a wide range of clients and has a particular interest in the agribusiness, wine industry, property, and service sectors.

Dan is married with four children and his community involvement includes being a director of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union and on the committee of the Greendale Swimming Club. He enjoys farming cattle on his lifestyle property, coaching junior rugby, and is a keen fly fisherman.