Chair of the Board of Governors (from 3 September)
Currently a Managing Partner at private equity investment firm ARCIS Group, Mark combines over 30 years’ of working in financial services with extensive non-executive experience in the education and creative industries sectors.
Mark began his executive career at American Express before moving to Kleinwort Benson as Assistant Director where he oversaw a number of public company mergers and acquisitions. He later joined ING Barings becoming first Head of Corporate Finance and then Head of Private Equity where he established and led an investment group. He joined ARCIS Group in 2002 as a Managing Partner where he oversees the management of over $600 million of funds across European private equity funds and businesses.
Away from his financial services career, he has held a number of non-executive posts including at the Hackney Empire, Charleston Trust, Arts Educational Schools, Chiswick and Theatre Investment Fund (Stage One). He is also a Director of the FSE Group, a Community Interest Company serving on the Investment Committee for the South East Seed Fund.
Mark has an MA in Modern History from New College, Oxford and an MBA from Columbia University, New York.