Mark brings to the role of Vice-Chair a vast range of experience from blue chip organisations, as well as from his own estate.
With a financial services career spanning Edinburgh, London, New York and Hong Kong, Mark was a senior adviser to JP Morgan until he retired in 2018 after 26 years, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of T Rowe Price Global Investor Services. Mark previously spent seven years in the Scots Guards.
At Innes Estate, a 4,500 acre property, Mark developed the historic Innes House into a thriving commercial wedding business. The estate has recently received planning permission to host the largest solar farm in Scotland covering 450 acres and containing 333,000 solar panels.
If you were a Scottish animal, which would you be and why?
I would be a stag because I roar and am very fast (in the thought process!). Actually my nickname at school was Switch i.e. a poor stag.
Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
There is no point in being on this earth if you don’t enjoy yourself and help others (17 words!)
Tartan or tweed? Why?
Tartan. It’s much more romantic!