Mark has an unrivalled understanding of the interface between politics, communications and business. Founder of Newington in 2006 (which merged with Newgate to form SEC Newgate UK in 2021), Mark led the award-winning consultancy to its UK TOP TEN rating. He regularly advises senior corporates on public affairs and communications issues.
Mark is a Fellow of the PRCA, winner of PRCA Outstanding Contribution to Public Affairs Award 2020 and a Warden of the Company of Communicators.
Mark was a Labour Councillor in Southwark 2002-14, including six years as Chairman of the Labour Group, and two years as Chairman of the Audit and Governance Committee. He was a campaign manager in three general elections for the Labour Party. He was an expert witness on lobbying transparency in front of the Council of Europe.
Mark also served for five years on Marston Group’s Ethical Advisory Group and served on the Federal Executive of the Lib Dems in 1992.
Mark is an Awards Judge for the PRCA, Public Affairs Awards and PR Week.