Mark is married with 5 children. He graduated in BEng in Software Engineering from Sheffield University and is in the process of completing his dissertation for an Executive MBA also from Sheffield University. Mark is an experienced technology leader having held many positions in a 12 year career at HSBC, and was ranked in the UK top 100 CIOs two consecutive years running for 2014 and 2015 for his CIO positions at Plusnet Telecoms and in the NHS. Mark enjoys looking for growth opportunities and improving businesses utilising technology and has a proven track record in making a difference. Plusnet grew to become the 3rd fastest growing ISP in the 2 1/2 years that Mark spent there delivering significant technology transformation to triple revenue as well as streamlining BAU services. Mark joined the NHS to give something back after two of his daughters were seriously ill when they were younger and were successfully treated by an NHS funded specialist children’s hospital. Similarly Mark hopes to contribute and help make a difference at FFT.