Mark was the Deputy Principal & Chief Executive Officer at the Hadlow Group for 15 years, including the specialist land based Hadlow College. Mark has been a Board Director of Kent County Agricultural Society for 8 years. Mark worked in corporate finance in London before moving to Hadlow College in 2003 to instigate its first turnaround. Awarded UK Finance Director of the Year 2007 followed by Financial sustainability awards in 2012, the 2014 UK public sector finance director title from financial director UK and most recently the Institute of fiscal turnaround UK Award in November 2016. Mark is passionate about agriculture and championed the expansion of Hadlow College farms as well as many initiatives including Rural development projects such as Romney Tweed and Rural PLC. He is a member of the Kent Rural Board, a former trustee of Ellenor (a hospice trust for terminally ill children), a Kent Ambassador and a member of the South East CBI Council. Special responsibility: Fund-raising, commercial development and membership