Mark has over 37 years’ experience in environmental, health, safety and social risk management, across the oil and gas, mining, banking, tourism, commodities, and renewable energy sectors, in companies and projects in 88 countries.
After almost two decades with Shell spanning logistics, external affairs, HSE and community relations, he left to head up ERM’s Beijing office. There he managed environment and social impact assessments (ESIAs), resettlement action plans (RAPs), and ES due diligence for many clients and advised on environmental, social and political issues in many sectors across China and East Asia.
He set up the first Environmental and Social Risk Management team at JP Morgan globally, and later managed the ESRM team at another major international bank, so gaining extensive experience on both the lender and borrower side of ESG, ES due diligence and Environmental and Social Action Plans.
He has headed Group Corporate Affairs for a global commodities trader, been the Chief Sustainability Officer for a FTSE100 mining company and the head of HSE for two further major mining companies in Africa.
He has managed and directed operational HSE and Community Relations for mining and oil and gas projects in China, Oman, Madagascar, Zambia and Guinea and most recently for a geothermal project in southern Ethiopia.
Mark is a geographer and cartographer at heart, with a love of all things quaternary and geomorphological. He is also passionate about promoting active travel and public transport and has travelled extensively across Europe and China by train