Entrepreneur, leader and marketeer with diverse background from early career Royal Navy Officer, through to 20 years building a sports marketing business (www.ocsport.com) initially with Dame Ellen MacArthur during her sailing years, and in 2017/8 CEO of Volvo Ocean Race. In recent years investing and supporting in small sport or sustainability focused businesses as Strategic Advisor / NED whilst building a new portfolio in open water swimming.
Passionate sports participant and fan, love inspiring people with it, and enjoy making good use of technology. A pool swimmer in teenage years, re-engaged with swimming after 30 year absence in 2015 with first open-water race in Auckland, followed by some of the classics such as Rottnest, Gibraltar Straits and Bonafacio Straits, as well as Morocco Swim Trek and various other 10km-20km races and challenges. Based between Lausanne, Switzerland and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Switzerland to France, across Lake Luzerne
Mark swam so fast to Morocco that he was doing loops waiting for his team mates!