Mark became Project Director in March 2018, having previously led and coordinated the delivery of the University of Sunderland’s Creative Fuse activity.
As Project Director, Mark leads the central team at Newcastle, providing strategic direction for the project and acting as an interface with key regional and national stakeholders.
Mark has over 18 years’ experience working across the creative, cultural and digital sectors and broader knowledge economy. He has operated at senior strategic level commissioning and investment and on into provision of direct business support and advice, at regional, national and international levels.
Outside of Creative Fuse, Mark is also a consultant, providing a range of services including business development and strategy, marketing, project design through to delivery and management, finance & funding, knowledge transfer, change management, skills development, and business mentoring. Recent work has included industrial digitalisation/Industry 4.0, health and wellbeing innovation, creative and digital industries business support, and lean start-up innovation.