Mark was born on 16th January 1959 in Lytham St Annes and lived there until August 2001 when he moved to Manchester.
He attended St Edmund Hall, Oxford University where he studied Jurisprudence but left in 1979 before completing his course, in favour of joining his family business, Beaverbrooks.
He became a director in 1984, joint in 1990 and sole Managing Director in 2000. He held this position until 1st February 2012 when he became Chairman. Highlights of his career were in 2008 when he won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for and March 2009 when Beaverbrooks were voted as No 1 in the Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for. His goal is to see THE FED end up within the top 100 Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work for.