About Mark

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 positions, including:

  • Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve. Affiliated to HMS Kent. He is an Honorary Member of the Naval Staff
  • Board member, Association of Royal Navy Officers
  • Trustee of 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
  • Younger Brother of Trinity House
  • Freeman of the City of London
  • Freeman of the Stationer’s Livery Company

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 Age UK 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