Start of Service: March 2017
Mark is a member of the Alpha Academies Trust.
Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, and with close links to the area Mark is chair of the Association of Colleges Charitable Trust.
He retired in 2022 as chair of a large college group in Teesside and he retired in 2023 as chair of College Sport in England.
Mark is chair of the Stockton-on-Tees Strategic Education Board and is also Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham.
Mark was appointed OBE in 2016 for services to education particularly in Teesside and promoted CBE in 2023 for services to further education.