Mark Fox is Chief Executive of the Business Services Association and Deputy Chairman of the news and comment website Reaction.
Mark holds a number of voluntary appointments, including:
- Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve. Affiliated to HMS Kent. He is an Honorary Member of the Naval Staff.
- Trustee for the Association of Royal Navy Officers and the Royal Navy Officers Charity.
- Careers Advisor for the White Ensign Association.
- Special Advisor to UNICEF UK.
- Visiting Professor at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham
- 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.
- Priest in the Church of England.
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
- The Zoological Society of London
- The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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.
Courses and training undertaken include:
- Harvard’s Kennedy School Executive Programme: Leadership in the Twenty First Century - Chaos, Conflict and Courage.
- National Council for the Training of Journalists course at Harlow College.
- Ignatian Spirituality programme at the Anglican Centre, Rome.
- Britannia Royal Naval College induction programme.
Previously, at various times Mark has:
- Been a candidate for Parliament.
- 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 Classic Boat Museum Trustee.
- Served as a Prince’s Trust Mentor.
- Crewed in the Round The Island Race.
- 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.