Mark joined the John Lewis Partnership in 1982 as a graduate trainee. He held numerous posts before becoming Managing Director of Waitrose in April 2007. Prior to this, in 2005 Mark was appointed as the Partnership Development Director (responsible for Strategy amongst other things) when he became a member of the Partnership Board.
In January 2011 Mark became Chairman of Business in the Community, a post he held for four years. He is also an Non-Executive Director for Channel 4.