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.
Mark’s commercial background is financial services. He had a 30 year career with Lloyds Banking Group with 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 and 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. He has designed and delivered a range of leadership development programmes. On leaving Lloyds in 2009, Mark joined Syndicate Asset Management plc becoming Group CEO.
Today Mark runs his own consultancy practice. He has delivered a wide range of assignments focussing on strategy development, execution, turnaround, board and executive team effectiveness and c-suite mentoring. He has worked with Said Business School, Oxford University and Deloitte. He brings to all his interventions a “real world, common sense” approach to executive life.
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.