Mark joined STEP as Chief Executive in January 2019. Prior to joining STEP, Mark worked as Managing Director, EMEA at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) where he was responsible for ensuring growth in the EMEA region and led on the organisation's development of global sales, marketing and customer service strategies. Prior to this, Mark was Director of Corporate Development for the ifs School of Finance, responsible for the take-up of its professional qualifications and executive education programmes and before that, Regional Director EMEA for Cohen Brown Management Group. He started his career with Barclays where he spent 25 years, the latter part as Sales Director and then Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Wealth’s International Personal and Premier Banking Division. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.