Mark joined the Institute as Programme Manager for place-based impact investing in January 2023. He is focussed on making it easier for investors to do effective place-based impact investing (committing to investments within a target geography that generate a financial return as well as positive social, environmental and economic impacts for local communities).

Mark joined the Institute from Waltham Forest Council where he was Policy and Projects Manager in the Leadership Office.

Mark previously spent 10 years at the Royal Society of Arts, most recently leading research and impact projects in the economy team. He led the RSA’s community banking movement and Collective Defined Contribution Pensions (CDC) Forum, paving the way for new models of banking and pensions to be adopted in the UK. Mark has co-authored several RSA reports including “The road to resilience: how community financial services can help level-up Britain” (2020) and “The cash census: Britain’s relationship with cash and digital payments” (2022).

Outside work Mark enjoys cricket, reading, hiking and spending time with his wife Daisy and daughter Roxy.