I became chief executive of Oxfam GB in May 2013.
My previous experience within international development over the past decades has included being chief executive of VSO; in the field for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and as Oxfam's country director in Bangladesh in the early 1990s.
A key part of my role is to bring the issues faced by the world's poorest people to a global stage, meeting high level government and business leaders - both in the UK and internationally - to influence them to act against the causes of poverty.
I head up Oxfam GB's work around the world, manage our income - which in 2015-16 stood at £414.7m - and lead 4,500 staff and 23,000 volunteers who are based around the world. In 2015-16, Oxfam supported nearly 9 million people in 31 humanitarian emergencies and reached 11.6 million people.
I am also currently chair of the British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG), an umbrella agency representing Oxfam, ActionAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid and Save the Children.
In recent years I have served as vice-chair of AMREF UK, the African health charity, as a board member of Accenture Development Partnerships, as chair of the board of charity Revolving Doors and as trustee of BRAC, the Bangladesh-based development agency.
Before joining Oxfam, I was chief executive of Mencap, the UK's leading disability charity. There I led the continued growth of its support services and positioned it as a leading influencer on national disability and social care policy.
Education and recent awards
Mark read law at Oxford, and has a Masters in social policy and planning in developing countries from the London School of Economics. He was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to tackling poverty and disadvantage. And he was given the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2016 Charity Awards, recognising his exceptional career in the voluntary sector which spans three decades.