After a short career working in professional sport and coaching in the UK and US, Mark has spent the past 15 years working as a senior leader in numerous commercial, not-for-profits and charities engaged in sport, education and youth services, where he has built and led teams, developed business processes and systems, and taken great pride helping make organisations more effective. Mark has a huge passion for young people; he is a qualified and experienced safeguarding and child protection trainer and consultant, a qualified coach in eight sports and has over 20 years’ experience coaching sports and managing programmes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and those from disadvantaged communities. He has a MBA from LSBU Business School and is an avid follower of Arsenal Football Club and Middlesex Cricket Club. Mark has run four London Marathons and over 50 half marathons raising money for various good causes. Mark and his wife have two young children.