Specialism – Sport and leisure strategy, change management, strategic management, physical activity and sport development and facilities management
Associate Partner at Ashton Consulting Board, Mark has over 30 years’ experience within the private and public sectors including sport, leisure centre management, events, arts development, community centres, play development and tourism. Leading the largest local authority sport and leisure service in England for 20 years (with Leeds City Council), he covered physical activity development, sport development, leisure/wellbeing centres and major sports events. He also led the successful bid to bring the World Triathlon Series to Leeds in 2016.
Mark has held NED positions on various boards including Skills Active, Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation, Leeds Triathlon Centre, Sport Leeds and West Yorkshire Sport (CSP). He remains an active member of the Chief Culture and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), providing support to the Executive Committee in more recent years as Vice Chair and Chair.
Mark has an extensive network of contacts within the sector, known for his insight and experience. He takes a collaborative approach to achieving business objectives, getting the most out of his teams.
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