Originally from Northern Ireland, Mark graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering but decided to turn his back on the construction industry and started with P&G as Asst. Brand Manager for 9 years where he worked on Pringles, Crest & Tampax! Working both in the UK and Switzerland.
Mark joined Scottish & Newcastle 6 weeks before the company got bought by Heineken. He was responsible for the mainstream brands including Foster’s and John Smith’s. In the last two years he was responsible for hiring Adam & Eve and developing the ‘Good Call’ campaign, Foster’s comedy sponsorship.
At the start of 2012 Mark joined O2 as Head of Sponsorship looking after all the brands Music and Sports properties. He headed O2's range of entertainment and sport sponsorship deals, including O2-branded music venues and its backing of the England rugby union team.
Since January 2017 he has been Marketing Director at Sainsbury's.