General & Civil Construction Contractors with a comprehensive OSH system

Established in 2015, Marbern is a joint venture partnership between Mark Fahey and the owners of the Maiden Group of companies, Stu Gordon and Murray James.

Marbern was formed to create a horizontal construction arm within the Maiden Group and currently employs 20 full time staff with over 30 years combined experience.

Mark Fahey Managing Director/General Manager
Mark has more than six years experience in Industrial Contracting, previously as South Island General Manager for Bruce Buchanan Ltd and prior to that as part of the regional management group for Transpacific Industrial Solutions.

He has been involved in the execution of major projects throughout Canterbury including post-earthquake work for SCIRT and EQR as well as securing and successfully delivering large contracts and projects to key industrial based customers including Kiwirail, Mighty River Power, Transpower, Fonterra and Daikens; major contracting companies such as Fulton Hogan, Fletcher’s and City Care and NZ Territorial Authorities such as the Christchurch City Council, Waimakiriri and Hurunui District Councils.

Mark leads the Marbern team with a focus on delivering timely, quality results to a high professional standard, and always with a customer-centric approach.


Dougal Holmes Health and Safety Manager
Dougal trained in professional photography at Massey University and previously worked as a biological photographer at the University of Canterbury for eight years in a Senior Technician role.

After teaching Digital Imaging for three years at Photo Access in Christchurch, Dougal shifted his focus to join Surf Lifesaving Canterbury for three years as Lifesaving Manager. More recently he ran Programs & Services for the Southern Region for Surf Life Saving NZ.

Dougal’s background has laid the foundations and grounding for his present position as Health and Safety Manager with Marbern.

He cares for the wellbeing of people and believes that like drowning prevention, the principles of Health and Safety require a similar skill set of Management, Public Relations, Education, Communication and Accident/Injury prevention.