Mark is a seasoned brand, marketing and communications professional, with over 25 years’ executive leadership experience across the Asia Pacific region. The former Chairman & CEO of JWT in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest advertising agency networks and part of the WPP Group, Mark has in-depth experience leading their offices in Japan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. In 2007, Mark was named as one of the “20 most influential Brits abroad” by Campaign, the world’s leading business media publication. He has worked closely with some iconic brands and blue-chip companies like HSBC, Rolex, Unilever, J&J, Ford, Nikon, Thai Airways, De Beers, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Unicharm, Ferragamo.
Mark retired in April 2019 and settled back in the UK. He now spends some of his time on another passion, to teach a million children to swim! Co-founder of a registered charity The Water Giants (watergiants.org) set up specifically to teach kids to swim in low-income countries. Research proves drowning is the number one killer of young children in these communities and proactive water safety can save thousands of lives.
Mark is ideally placed to provide SSR with business management, strategic leadership and general counsel, and we’re delighted to have him on board.