Mark currently leads the EPC’s Insight Programme, which is devoted to professional thought leadership through a variety of media, activities and publications.  He is the College’s principal subject-matter expert in crisis management, disaster risk and integrated emergency management. His main professional interests are in the public communication and understanding of risk, leadership in multi-agency working and strategic decision-making.

In fifteen years at the EPC, Mark’s work has crossed most subject boundaries and he has managed EPC programmes, curricula, exercises and consultancy projects.  This includes government-to-government work and learning development programmes in the Middle East and China.

He is a co-author of the national standard on crisis management, and has lead teams in the preparation of two national disaster risk assessments.  He was also the first author and trainer for the government training programme for 'cobra' staff, and has written and delivered strategic training, exercises and workshops for a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors, at home and overseas.

Mark is a qualified teacher, with a passable, if slightly rusty, colloquial standard of Arabic and Malay.  Before joining the College he had a military career, with operational service in intelligence and counter-terrorism.

His chief pastimes are art and sea-kayaking.


BA (Hons), MSc in Traning and Development, MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, MA Sociology, PGCE


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