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 governors of the Education Training Collective (a large college group in the Tees Valley). He is chair of Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport and chair of the AoC Charitable Trust. He is a governor of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Stockton-on-Tees Strategic Education Board.
Mark is a Deputy Lieutenant of County Durham. He was appointed OBE in 2016 for servicesto education, particularly in Teesside.