Head of Partnerships (Interim)
Mark is a well known figure in the voluntary and community sector, having previously headed up a street children’s charity Action for Brazil's Children (ABC) Trust; managed Lloyds Foundation's regional grants programme and worked as a manager for community development specialists, Community Action Suffolk.
Mark has worked with voluntary and community sector leaders for over more than three decades, helping them to build more effective organisations - and achieving their social mission, income and charity ambitions. He has considerable local government experience as well, having served as a councillor for 22 years and as a member of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board. Mark has also worked as a senior Home Office Civil Servant focused on community safety and regeneration in south-east London. He also continues to undertake a wide range of voluntary roles in his community and in support of the most fragile voluntary groups in deprived and diverse community settings; and he is director of Civil Society Consulting CIC.
Having delivered a business planning and fundraising support programme to members of the Together Network (Sustainability Project), Mark’s focus at CUF remains on supporting the Together Network joint ventures in their social action work, and Near Neighbours hubs to increase their reach and impact through priority programmes such as Places of Welcome and Catalyst Young Leaders.