Mark is the Managing Director and National Head of Agriculture for Barclays Bank. He leads a team of 200 UK colleagues, focusing entirely on farming, agri-tech, energy and environment, and landed estates. Mark joined Barclays in 1986, having worked for a short time in industry after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University.
Mark is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Marketing and Management. He is also a member of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the Farmers Club, and the Council at the Institute of Agricultural Management. Mark is the Chair of Trustees for the Farming Community Network and an External Advisor with N8 Agri-Tech, an interdisciplinary research partnership.
Mark spent 3 months in India on a secondment from Barclay’s, where he worked with the charity VSO on enterprise-based development. He also volunteers as a mentor for the Lord Henry Plumb Foundation.