Mark joined Redbridge in 2006, as Head of Regeneration and now heads up the authority’s Inward Investment Unit, which was set up to drive external private investment in the Borough from overseas sovereign wealth funds, pension fund managers and other financial institutions. The unit is also tasked with developing a first class workforce, across the area’s diverse SME businesses and major employers. Mark also leads for the borough on Crossrail, Local Enterprise Partnerships and sub-regional partnerships in North East London and the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor. In 2012, Mark was made an academician of the Academy of Urbanism. He is also an active participant in the URBED (Ten Group), the Future of London group and is a board member of CABE/The Design Council’s London Advisory Board.
Head of Inward Investment & Enterprise
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