Mark joined the Board of Governors in 2015. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a BSc in Physics from the University of Manchester.
In a varied career, Mark has specialised in cross-border inward investment, corporate finance transaction support and start-up advisory roles, firstly for 19 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then as a partner in Oury Clark, leading their transaction support practice.
He has also spent time in government where, for four years, he developed and led the UK Government’s Global Entrepreneur Programme operating in the UK, the USA, India, Australia and Europe. Latterly, Mark has been involved in entrepreneur mentoring and technology start-ups as well as developing his own photography business.
He is married to Heather and has two children. Outside of work he coaches youth rugby and his interests include photography, back country ski touring, cycling and hill walking.