Mark Hardy is an entrepreneurial meteorologist with a strong record of commercial results. After leaving the Australian Bureau of Meteorology for TV in the early nineties, Mark discovered that there was a need for weather services outside of the nightly news. He founded The Weather Company/Weatherzone in 1998 and guided the company into the industry leader it is today. Mark sees weather as a global business where innovation and technology are constantly evolving. He’s been an early stage investor and adviser to tech, media and environmental companies with solid success. Mark is a passionate supporter of renewable energy. He has made the development of innovative forecasting products that assist in solving the “intermittency problem” a cornerstone of Weatherzone’s strategy.