Mark joined Power to Change as Communications and Partnerships Director at its start in 2015. Power to Change is the independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England, founded with an endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund.

His experience spans all three sectors but he has spent the majority of his career in the private sector, having held senior marketing roles for major international brands including Walt Disney and T-Mobile.

His passion for transforming communities through business led solutions was sparked when he set up the award winning glamping pioneer, Feather Down Farms and through his role as Chair of London’s most productive community run farm in Sutton. Mark is comfortable in six languages and holds degrees from Cambridge, INSEAD and the University of London.

In his current role he is most proud of the fact that it is now recognised  that communities should have a voice in the regeneration of our local high streets and that community businesses are making a difference in both rural locations and in cities such as Liverpool.