Mark has a background in research, management consultancy and as a Chief Executive. He joined Henley Research International as Managing Director in July 2010.
His early career was spent undertaking in-depth international research assignments across Europe and in the Far East, where his work focused on profiling companies and markets as well as gaining competitor information. Subsequently he worked as a Senior Management Consultant at KPMG, where he specialised in research and marketing, as well as working closely with colleagues in executive recruitment.
He then spent a number of years as Chief Executive of a successful manufacturing and distribution business where he oversaw profitable growth and significant cultural change, before joining Henley Research International. Mark speaks fluent German.
How many countries have you been to and which one is furthest from the UK? 35, I think. Japan is the furthest away in distance terms and culturally
What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? Tripe: it’s really strange when you think about it, isn’t it?
What was your dream job when you were a child? I wanted to play cricket for Yorkshire and football for Sheffield Wednesday
If you could time travel where would you go? I’d take a chance on going forward in time in the hope I’d be pleasantly surprised
Which superhero would you be and why? Roy of the Rovers
What was the last role for which you found the successful candidate? Group Talent Resourcing Director for a London based global consulting firm
What is the innovation you have been waiting for? Self refuelling car to eliminate all that time spent on windy petrol station forecourts and queuing to pay
What are your guilty pleasures? Downton Abbey, peanuts, pork pies and Take That
What is the biggest challenge of using LinkedIn as a researcher? Finding people is not often the problem, differentiating your approach to a potential candidate is the challenge
What would you do if you had an extra hour in the day? Do more exercise and read more books