Head of Innovation
Mark will be working across Elrha, including providing high-level input into the future development of the HIF. Mark was previously Director of Research to the Chief Education Advisor at Pearson, Sir Michael Barber, where he lead the development and implementation of a cross-organisation strategy on innovation thinking, strategy and research. He also worked on a Thought Leadership paper with Sir Michael on the future transformation of UK universities. Prior to his role at Pearson, Mark headed up strategy development and foresight research at Virgin Unite (Richard Branson’s family foundation) and worked for five years as a Senior Programme Manager in Nesta’s Innovation Lab.