Mark was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015 in recognition of his services to First Aid & fundraising, and during his 25-year career he has been responsible for raising almost £1.5 billion pounds for charity. He has been voted ‘the most influential person in fundraising’ for a record four times.
Mark is the former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising and has previously held the role of Trustee at the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and St Joseph’s Hospice based in Hackney. Today he advises and supports the recruitment of senior personnel at many of the UK’s best-known charities.
Mark is passionate about the work of hospices across the UK, having directly benefited from extraordinary hospice care in Hackney, where his late wife died of cancer. Together, Mark and his wife enjoyed life to her last breath, and he also recognises that without the dedication of the amazing, caring people at the Hospice, things could have been so different.
Mark is excited, and feels personally rewarded, to have the opportunity to make a difference to the people of West Essex and East Herts as a member of the St Clare Hospice Board.
Mark was born and raised in North London, is an avid Tottenham supporter, and has lived in Harlow near Parndon Wood for five years. He has eight grandchildren, a love of travelling, and enjoys watching a good Box Set on television when he has the time.