Mark was Chair of the DPP from 2013, before becoming Managing Director. Mark spent many years as a Producer and Director, and has won numerous awards including from the RTS and BFI, and an International Emmy. He has also held senior leadership roles within the independent sector and the BBC, including as Managing Director of Soul Purpose Productions, and Head of Arts at the BBC. He became Controller of Production for BBC North in 2010. Currently he is Director of the BBC’s new Technology Futures Group. Mark is also Vice-Chair of an NHS Foundation Trust, and Member of the Tate Liverpool Council.