Mark is a leader and champion of innovation and transformational change in the UK infrastructure sector. A leading figure in industry, Mark was awarded an OBE in 2020 for his services to the National Infrastructure and is an esteemed member of the Hub Board.
Currently he holds multiple positions including Chief Technical Officer for Mott MacDonald, Director of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) and Head of the National Digital Twin Programme (NDTp).
Mark has worked for Mott MacDonald for over 30 years and in his role as Chief Technical Officer he’s accountable to the Executive Board for technical excellence across the Group. His role is focused on driving transformational change, both at an organisational level and across wider industry also. Mark is a strong advocate for the introduction of systems-thinking, connected digital twins, smart infrastructure, low-carbon sustainable solutions and promoting the circular economy of the built environment.
This interest and commitment led Mark to become the inaugural chair of CDBB’s Digital Framework Task Group where he contributes to the leadership of the National Digital Twin programme (NDTp). The NDTp is a key step in the successful digital transformation of both UK infrastructure and construction sectors and has featured as part of the government’s Transforming Information Performance Roadmap to 2030. Mark also led the digital transformation workstream lead on Project 13 for the Infrastructure Client Group, which represents the UK’s major infrastructure client organisations and is the lead author of the Infrastructure Carbon Review, published by HM Treasury.
Mark graduated with a Masters in Engineering Science from Oxford, before receiving another Masters in Tropical Public Health Engineering from Leeds and an MBA from Cambridge. Mark has also been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his outstanding and continuing contribution to the engineering profession.
Mark sees the built environment as an amazing system of systems whose explicit purpose is to enable people and nature to flourish together for generations. In this context, the work of the Construction Innovation Hub to meet the transforming construction challenge is a key part of delivering better outcomes for people and planet.