Mark is a qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience supporting small and medium-sized businesses in the private sector.
He formed his own accountancy business in 2007. These days, Mark specialises in offering financial support, leadership and consultancy to Olympic and Paralympic sports. He is the Finance Director of British Weight Lifting.
Mark has been advising the Company on finance and governance matters since June 2011. He was originally recommended to the trustees by Sport England and UK Sport and was engaged as a consultant in relation to the 2011 self-assurance and corporate governance audits. After successfully steering the Company through the audits, and thereby ensuring it was able to continue accessing its funding awards, Mark was asked to join the Board of Trustees on an interim basis as Finance Director.
Since taking up this role, Mark has helped implement new policies and procedures to improve the Company’s internal governance, leading the 2012 self-assurance and corporate governance audit with greatly improved results. He has also overseen the implementation of new and more robust accounting procedures and financial reporting and budgeting.