Chief Executive - FTSE Group
Mark is FTSE Group's Chief Executive and company founder. He established FTSE Group as an autonomous company in 1995 and has been responsible for the company's global expansion since. Under Mark's leadership, FTSE Group has grown from a start-up company with nine employees to a world-leader in the design and management of stock market indices.
During his career at FTSE Group, Mark has forged alliances with stock exchanges around the world, pioneered the concepts of free float and treatment of multinational companies and developed a wide-ranging set of FTSE indices, designed to meet the evolving needs of the global investment community.
Mark has also formed productive and long-lasting relationships between FTSE Group and charity organisations, in particular with the United Nations' children's charity UNICEF. Mark has joined several field trips to see at first hand the needs of children in the Third World . He has recently received an Honorary Fellowship from UNICEF, in recognition of the innovative fundraising model created by the FTSE4Good index series.
Mark began his career in the City in 1985 with London Stock Exchange, where he worked on the deregulation of London's equity markets - the "Big Bang". A keen football fan, Mark can often be heard shouting for Chelsea at London football grounds.