Mark was, most recently, Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales. During his 14 years at Clarence House, London, he held a range of responsibilities but throughout had a core specialist portfolio comprising Health, Education and representing His Royal Highness’s interests in Scotland. As Private Secretary, he managed the Private Office working closely with other senior members of the Royal Household.
Prior to joining the Prince of Wales’s Household, Mark held senior roles in BBC management including Corporate Affairs, Governance and Public Policy. His earlier background saw him appointed to a range of editorial posts in local and national newspapers and commercial radio, before joining the BBC as a news programme anchor.
Mark is a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a post he has held since 2013. The Conservatoire is ranked in the 20 Best Performing Arts Education Institution’s world rankings.
He was made a Commander of the Victorian Order (C.V.O.) in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list, in 2017.