Mark is one of the foremost global experts on health care systems and has a pioneering and inspiring global vision for health in both the developed and developing world. Mark has dedicated his entire professional life to health care and has led organisations at local, regional, national and global levels – provider and payer, public and private. Over the past nine years, he has worked in 77 countries on circa. 300 occasions, gaining a unique first-hand experience.
Having previously been Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham and Director-General at the Department of Health, he joined KPMG as Global Chairman and Senior Partner for Health in 2009.
Between 2014 and 2018, he sat as a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Health Sector for the World Economic Forum and sits on the Advisory Board of the China Center for Health Development at Peking University. He is also an Honorary Professor at Taishan Medical University School, Shandong Province and holds honorary doctorates from Birmingham City University and the University of Wolverhampton.
Mark is the author of In Search of the Perfect Health System, published by Palgrave Macmillian. The book has sold in over 109 countries, including translations into Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese, and was recognised by Chinese Medical Doctors Association as best health book in China in 2017, and in the UK by the British Medical Association, 2016. Mark’s new book, Human: solving the global workforce crisis in healthcare is published by Oxford University Press in March 2019.
Mark has been a Non-Executive Director at Dr Foster, a trustee of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and a Board member of Prostate Cancer UK. He survived prostate cancer at the age of 42 and has donated all royalties from the sale of this book to Prostate Cancer UK.