首席营运官（COO）导致战略交付的协作程序跨学校，以支持机构的增长和效率 across our education, research and professional service portfolios. The COO line manages the Directors of Estates & Development, Finance, Marketing & Communications, Academic Registrar and the Chief Information Officer.
Mark carries out this role and retains his responsibilities as Director of 研究, Innovation & Engagement.
Mark graduated with a BSc and PhD in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University, where he was a member of staff from 1997 to 2014. During his time at Lancaster Mark developed a number of major programmes of collaboration with business, including new capital investment to support university-business collaboration, a Centre for Global Eco-innovation in the Northwest of England and a major new international partnership with the Guangdong Department for Science & Technology. Mark moved to bet356亚洲版在线体育投注 in 2014 initially as Director of Engagement & 伙伴关系 and then as Director of 研究, Innovation & Engagement. Over the last four years he has led teams to develop and deliver a number of major cross-institutional projects at Keele. These include new approaches to business and regional engagement; research and REF support; degree-level apprenticeship provision; employability & employer engagement; alumni & supporter engagement; and most recently, a financial sustainability plan and a series of strategic projects focusing on cost reduction, efficiency and growth. Mark has led university-wide collaborations across professional and academic teams to secure over £32m in external investment in research and business engagement infrastructure, including Europe's first Smart Energy Network Demonstrator & the Denise Coates Foundation Building: a new home for bet356亚洲版在线体育投注商学院 and new facilities for university-business collaboration.