Mark is Chief Executive and founder of FTSE Group. He established FTSE Group as an independent company in 1995 and has been responsible for its global expansion from a small start up to a leading provider of global benchmarks and index solutions.
Mark began his career in the City in 1985 with the London Stock Exchange, where he worked on the deregulation of London's equity markets, the "Big Bang". He has extensive worldwide experience of startups and establishing successful operations in major developed and emerging markets across Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. He set up a successful Chinese joint venture in 2001 and served on the Hang Seng advisory board in Hong Kong between 1997 and 2006.
Mark has over 25 years' experience in the financial services sector in which time he has forged several successful alliances with stock exchanges, academics and leading industry groups around the world. He is a current member of the International Advisory Board of the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre.
Mark has been a long time supporter of UNICEF. In 2002, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from UNICEF in recognition of the innovative fundraising model he created with the FTSE4Good Index, a CSR-focused index that many multinational companies aspire to join. He became a Vice-President for UNICEF in 2011.
Mark is committed to raising the profile of UNICEF and has joined several field trips to see first hand the needs of children in the Third World.
In 2010, Ethisphere, a leading international institute and think tank named Mark in their Top 100 list for most influential people in business ethics.