Mark founded Pagefield Communications in 2010 after 20 years working inside some of Britain’s highest profile companies. He specialises in campaigning, PR, public and regulatory affairs, and issues and crisis management. Before launching Pagefield, he was Director of Corporate Affairs and Chief of Staff at ITV plc, sat on the main board of Camelot Group plc as group corporate affairs and bid campaign director and was Public Affairs Director at ITN, Europe’s largest broadcast news producer.
Mark has grown Pagefield to a team of over 50 consultants and advisers with a client list of 300 companies and organisations including British Airways, Camelot, Discovery Networks and Starling Bank, alongside clients of unique global significance like the family and estate of Professor Stephen Hawking. He sat on the advisory board and helped deliver the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He was a Trustee of the Museum Association, served two terms as a Commissioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and has spent several years on the external advisory group for the Archbishop of Canterbury.
He has been named as one of Mace Magazine’s top 100 political consultants in 2021, and was included in Iain Dale’s Top 100 in British Politics in 2020. He has appeared annually in Bloomsbury’s Who’s Who since 2017 and the PRWeek Power Book for more than a decade, where he has also been listed amongst the top ten political and public affairs campaigners for many years. Mark has featured several times in the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London’s top one thousand most influential people.
Mark advises a number of private clients through his second business – Riverside Advisory – which he recently turned into a separate limited company.