Mark's main role is to lead on student progression and attainment initiatives, and in helping to support students to achieving their full potential. Mark also teaches Strategic Management and Leadership to final year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, as well as supervising postgraduate research in this area.
Mark moved into the education sector following a management career in the private sector with Blackpool Pleasure Beach. During that time, Mark oversaw changes to systems and culture that resulted in positive outcomes for staff engagement and cost reduction. Mark joined the Chartered Management Institute in 2008, and acted in a voluntary capacity as Lancashire Branch Secretary (2009-12) and Chair (20012-13), as well as North West Regional Secretary between 2009 and 2013. Mark's work with the institute focused on promoting the virtues of employee engagement following the Government publication of the MacLeod report in 2009 and, in conjunction with the University of Central Lancashire, hosted several events involving case studies from the report. Mark receive an Outstanding Contribution Award from the CMI in 2013, and obtained Chartered Manager status in 2015. Since joining the University of Central Lancashire Mark has contributed to the development of our Student Experience Strategy and has acted as a change management consultant to AGE UK.