Mark has been a Director at Cicero for 10 years having joined the board in 2010. He is currently overseeing the firm’s expanding international research business.
Mark previously worked for the UK Labour Government between 1997-1999 for both the Rt. Hon Nick Brown MP and the Rt. Hon John Reid MP. He has also more recently worked as an adviser to the UK Treasury-sponsored Bischoff Review, which led to the creation of TheCityUK. Private sector experience includes having worked as the head of government relations at Direct Line where he also served on the ABI EU policy committee and CEA Motor Insurance Committee. He has also lived and worked as a political lobbyist in Brussels and Washington DC.
A prolific writer and researcher, Mark has undertaken major thought leadership projects, such as a longitudinal study of UK pensions for Scottish Widows and the 20-country survey on retirement for HSBC. Mark is also active in UK and EU government relations across a number of Cicero’s blue chip corporate clients dealing with international financial regulation, tax policy and retail financial services. He currently sits on the American Chamber of Commerce EU financial services committee and tax task force.