Mark joined Edge Hill University as Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) in August 2014. Before joining Edge Hill he was the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Regional Consultant for the North West. Prior to this he held a number of senior university roles including UK and international student recruitment, marketing and external affairs, enterprise and knowledge transfer, student services, development and alumni. He also jointly created and was a non-executive director of a university spin-out technology company. Originally with Unilever, Mark has also run his own business and been a Director of a Chamber of Commerce.