Mark joined Marketing Cheshire in November 2018 from the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, which he joined in July 2016 to drive the delivery of the area’s ambitious economic growth agenda.

Mark joined the LEP from the Department for Communities and Local Government, where his civil service career has included serving as the Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords and successive housing and planning ministers.

More recently he has been responsible for Coastal Communities, High Streets and Town Centres, during which time he set up and launched the Great British High Street Competition, and headed up the Government’s £2.3bn Starter Homes Programme, which aims to deliver 200,000 starter homes by 2020.

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