Led the transfer of the patent annuities service to a global provider, harmonising patent laws across systems to avoid financial impact.
Mark’s career splits into two: half in line roles and half in consulting, spanning multiple sectors and geographies, working with some very large multi-national firms as well as some small local companies.
Mark has the view that regardless of size, transformational change is always complex and it is always extremely rewarding to be able to make a real contribution to its success, whether this is providing hands on leadership to the delivery teams or supporting the Board with navigating the challenges.
He is a hands-on leader who specialises in delivering complex technology enabled transformation programmes covering both technology and business dimensions. Over 30 years’ experience, he has worked on, and often led, a huge variety of programmes such as new business creations, mergers & acquisitions, ERP implementations, digital transformations, cost reduction and operating model optimisations to name but a few.
‘One of the most rewarding aspects of what I do is not only helping to successfully land the transformation but also being able to uplift a client’s capability at the same time, so they are better equipped to deal with the next change that comes along.
I am delighted to be a member of Partners in Change, who share the same values I hold dear and who always strive to do the right thing for their clients over commercial gain’.
Away from the high energy, high focus world of complex transformation he likes to spend time with his wife on his small holding or walking in Peak District. In his own words he is an enthusiastic ‘but sadly not very good’ guitar player.