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Mark is an experienced, resilient and pragmatic business leader with considerable experience across a range of disciplines. He is a straightforward individual, confident and will convey his enthusiasm in a manner that engages others. He is an experienced and successful executive coach and mentor.


Mark’s commercial background is in financial services. For 30 years, he was with Lloyds Banking Group holding a range of executive roles including CEO of the UK private bank, sitting on the UK retail bank board. He had responsibility for the UK branch network and, reporting to the main board, ran the global groupwide integration programme merging Lloyds Bank and TSB. He had 2 years on secondment at the Bank of England working on banking supervision during the post BCCI crisis. On leaving Lloyds in 2009, Mark joined Syndicate Asset Management plc becoming Group CEO, delivering a significant turnaround in business performance.


Since 2012 Mark has run his own consultancy business. He has designed and delivered a range of assignments focussing on C-suite effectiveness. He has worked with a wide range of organisations. He brings to all his interventions a “real world/common sense” approach to executive life. He sits on the Advisory Boards at Gobeyond Partners and Wharton Business Consulting. He is a partner at Strengths Unleashed. Mark is also a member of the Table Group coaching community and sits on the 2024 MCA awards judging panel. He is a member of The Leaders Club and is a past president of the Cornhill Club.


Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He has attended the “Driving Organic Top-Line Growth” programme at the Kellogg Institute, Northwestern University, Illinois. He has a BA (Hons) degree in geography, is a past delegate of the Cabinet Office Top Management Programme, been media trained by the BBC and has attended Institute of Directors programmes on board governance and the role of the Chairman.

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