Mark has worked in a number of Civil Service departments and other sectors, at senior levels within the HR profession. Mark joined CPS in July 2007 as Deputy Director Pay and Reward and became the CPS HR Director in August 2010. He has led on the CPS People Strategy and Success of our People that has delivered a range of improvements in workforce capability and engagement whilst overseeing the strategy to achieve the most significant reductions in staff numbers in the history of the Service. Under Mark’s tenure as HR Director, employee engagement at the CPS has improved by twelve percentage points.
Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and completed his Master’s Degree in Law and Employment Relations at Leicester University in 2001.
Prior to joining the CPS, Mark was Head of Employment Policy and Reward at Department of Health where he developed a business-focused reward strategy, negotiating significant changes to remuneration with the major public sector trades unions. Mark also developed the Department of Health’s arrangements for Performance Management with strong links to pay. He spent some time working within Organisational Development at the Department of Health on a range of initiatives to drive up organisational, team and individual performance and engagement.
Before working at Department of Health, Mark was the Head of Reward at Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, where he designed the reward and recognition strategy and developed a career family structure for Jobcentre Plus Advisors, mapping capability growth to learning and development, deployment and reward.