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Mark joined South Wales Police in September 2018 as Director of People and Organisational Development having enjoyed a career spanning 18 years within the private sector. Working within the steel industry, Mark has more than 13 years’ experience as a senior leader working across several large, complex, multi-site organisations.

Mark provides depth and breadth of experience across the HR agenda at both a strategic and pragmatic level. Having operated as an HR Business Partner for more than six years, Mark has also held lead roles across the UK within industrial relations, policy development, reward and organisational development. Prior to joining the Force Mark’s most recent position was Head of Capability, Talent and Training for Tata Steel UK.

In his role at South Wales Police, Mark provides leadership and strategic direction for workforce development and is responsible for people service functions including safety, occupational health, human resources, employee engagement,  organisational and learning development.

In addition to this, Mark is the Welsh lead for human resources and learning and development collaboration.  He is also the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) lead for learning and development.

Mark is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a member of the Industrial Law Society. Mark graduated with an MA in Geography, from the University of St Andrews in 1998, a Masters (Msc) degree in HR Management and more recently a Masters Degree (LLM) in Employment Law and Practice.

Mark was born in Neath and was brought up in the Swansea Valley. He now lives in the South Wales area with his wife and two young children. Whilst Mark used to enjoy playing a lot of sport, today his spare time is taken up coaching a local junior football team and supporting local rugby and football teams.