- Board member
- United Kingdom
Mark is an economist who has worked on environmental issues for over a decade in non-governmental organisations, the public and private sectors. Mark has been instrumental in developing The Climate Group’s global network and operations in India and China, and directed ground-breaking projects with the international finance, energy, technology and aviation sectors.
Mark advised former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in the joint policy initiative Breaking the Climate Deadlock (2008-2009), which produced a series of high-level reports outlining the economic and technological rationale for a global climate deal and its key components. He is also a carbon markets expert and co-founded the successful Verified Carbon Standard (formerly Voluntary Carbon Standard) (VCS), now the most popular kitemark for the $400 million voluntary market. He continues to be involved as Deputy Chair of the VCS Association.
Immediately prior to joining The Climate Group, Mark was Senior Policy Officer for WWFs International Climate Change Programme, focusing on carbon market and finance issues and coordinating the Programmes economics-related work. His other experience includes being Director of Planning at Fundacion Natura, Ecuadors largest environmental organisation, acting as climate change advisor to the Ecuadorian government and a wide range of consultancies. Mark is an occasional lecturer at Sussex Universitys Institute for Development Studies and also serves on the advisory boards of a number of environmental organisations.