Vale - Mark Rance. The passing of our longest serving board member.

On behalf of the Board & team at GS1 NZ, it is with great sadness that we learnt last night of the passing of one of our Board Members Mark Rance.

Mark's distinguished service started with his appointment representing the NZ RFID Pathfinder group in 2009 whilst he was working for ANZCO Foods Ltd. Latterly Mark worked intensively with Alliance Group, but also had a number of other business interests. Through these connections Mark brought great expertise, knowledge and insight to the Board and the broader GS1 team in areas as diverse as automatic identification, RFID & software technologies and how technical barriers to trade erected by our export markets can impede our exporters.

Mark had been ill for some time, but was relentlessly positive through his treatment and contributing actively even in recent days. We extend our condolences to Julianne and the extended family.

Sean Goodwin

Chair, GS1 New Zealand