Mark has seven years experience in the rail industry. Having spent three years in a strategic role in franchise bidding, Mark left the bid world in 2015 on a six month secondment to set up the industry-first Innovation in Franchising programme for Virgin Trains East Coast, now London North Eastern Railway (LNER), ... and has been there ever since.
As Innovation Manager, Mark is responsible for developing innovative solutions that will transform not only LNER, but the entire rail industry. Working closely with Government bodies, Universities, and organisations across all sectors ranging from 1 to 100,000 employees, Mark ensures innovation always has a seat at the table when it comes to solving industry challenges. These roles have given Mark an excellent knowledge of the rail industry and the strategic challenges and opportunities it faces, as well as experience of developing commercially sound solutions.