Mark

Name

Mark

Position

Consulting CTO / Board Advisor / Mentor

Location

Somerset / London

Big Business Experience

Lloyds Banking Group

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Small Business Experience

Clausematch

MyLife Digital

Summary

Experienced technology leader and advisor with over 20 years in enterprise IT and 10 years in start-ups. Mark has served in CIO and CTO roles for major banks and founded a successful privacy technology company. He combines strategic vision with hands-on expertise in software engineering, data science, and cloud architecture. Mark is passionate about developing high-performing technology teams through coaching and mentoring.

Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Transformation
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Data Science, ML, AI
  • Cyber Security
  • Agile Delivery
  • Risk and Compliance
  • SaaS product build and operations
  • Building High Performing Technology teams
  • RegTech
  • Banking and Financial Markets technology

Experience

Mark is a long-time enterprise CIO, who transitioned a decade ago into the start-up world, first as a Founder and later as a CTO at a Scale-up. He brings extensive technical expertise and hands-on leadership across diverse industries.

  • Advisor / NED Roles
    • Interim COO at start-up building app to manage mobile phone addiction
    • Technology due diligence and integration for $200m M&A
    • Interim CTO at TV recommendations SME
    • Cyber security incident response advisor
    • Digital advisor roles at SME media and healthcare companies
  • Executive Career
    • CTO at regtech scale-up Clausematch
    • Founder CTO at privacy tech start-up MyLife Digital – grew team to 70, made two acquisitions
    • CIO Markets at Lloyds Banking Group – stabilized IT ops, delivered £80m+ platform replacement project
    • CIO Institutional Banking at Commonwealth Bank of Australia – transformed IT team culture and processes, delivered $100m core platform replacement, reduced annual $90m operating budget
    • Chief of Staff IT at Nationwide Building Society – led strategic redesign of tech organization
    • Principal Consultant at PwC – advised corporates on e-business strategy