Mark is Chief Executive of the Business Services Association.

He is a director of and contributor to the news and comment website Reaction.

Mark is a Priest (SSM) in the Church of England.


Mark holds a number of voluntary appointments, including:

Honorary Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve. Affiliated to HMS Kent. He is an Honorary Member of the Naval Staff.

Special Advisor to UNICEF UK.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Royal United Services Institute.

Member of the Advisory Board of Birkbeck’s Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life.

Advisor for the White Ensign Association.


He is a Fellow of:

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce

The Royal Geographical Society

The Linnaean Society of London


He holds the following degrees:

BA in English, Theology and Religious Studied from St Mary's University.

BTh in Theology from Oxford University.

MSc in British Politics and Public Administration from London University.


Previously, at various times Mark has:

Co-founded Biteback Media, publishers of the magazine Total Politics. Was a director of the business until it was sold.

Served as a governor of three different state schools.

Served as a Magistrate (JP).

Been a charity trustee.

Raised over £1,600 for Help The Aged by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth.

Was Political Correspondent for the Mail on Sunday for six years.

Served as an Advisor to William Hague as Leader of the Conservative Party and Virginia Bottomley as Secretary of State for Health and then National Heritage. 

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