Mark joined Inmarsat in September 2016 and has full responsibility for maritime marketing and PR activities, with the objective of opening up the full potential of high-speed connectivity at sea across vertical markets including merchant shipping, small boat, fishing and leisure.
With over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Mark has an extensive track record in digital platform development and marketing programme creation for ship owners, managers and suppliers across a variety of companies including ShipServ and Informa – publishers of Lloyd’s List. Mark is also responsible for Inmarsat’s commitment to Crew Welfare and has a long history of working with Maritime Charities and Welfare Organisations on research and related events and was one of the commissioning editors for Inmarsat’s latest report, Welfare 2.0.
A University of Plymouth alumnus, holding an MSc in International Shipping & Logistics and a BSc in Maritime Business & Law. Mark spent five years in the Royal Naval Reserve sailing on a variety of vessels including Frigates and Mine Sweepers. He was previously Chairman of the Maritime E-Commerce Association and is a current council member for Maritime UK’s Technology and Innovation Group, as well as a council member for Maritime London’s Digital Technology Group and the Society of Maritime Industries Technology Group.