Mark was youth cricketer with Surrey CCC before embarking upon a business career in retail and publishing. He joined the TCCB in 1990 and then Nottinghamshire CCC in 1994, initially as Marketing Manager and then became CEO in 1997. In 1999 he moved to Nottingham Forest FC as CEO, a position he held until 2013. In addition, he held the position of Chairman of the Football League Trust for a four year period as well as representing England at UEFA on the Fair Play and Social Responsibility Committee. He took up his current role of CEO at Yorkshire CCC in 2013.