Mark is a graduate of Imperial College London where he studied Mining Geology. He then qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO Stoy Hayward in 1989. He subsequently accumulated 22 years of experience in the Chartered Surveying industry and was Group Finance Director at Colliers International UK plc from 2008 to 2012. He lives in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and is married with three children. His interests include cycling and cooking as well as being a huge sports fan with a particular love of football.