Mark is an accessibility and inclusive design consultant with a wide range of experience on major international programmes for over 20 years. For the majority of the last eight years he has been working for the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for the Qatar 2022 World Cup programme.
Initially his role in Qatar was leading on the defining and implementation of the Inclusive Design Strategies and Standards for both the transport and built environment, with a specialism in stadium and event venue design. In 2019 be become the lead accessibility adviser for the Host Country activities. This includes ensuring areas such as transport, accommodation, arrivals, public realm and visitor services are accessible and inclusive as possible for disabled people.
During this time he has also worked as an Accessibility Assessor to both the English Premier League and English Cricket Board on accessibility and inclusion issues at events – as well as providing experience and expertise for other projects within Expo 2020 and Paris 2024.
Previously Mark was working for CH2M Hill as Accessibility Consultant for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games by providing an expert overview on the accessibility strategy and standards. He also delivered the Accessible Transport Strategy for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Mark spent six years as part of the highly successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games within the Olympic Delivery Authority, holding the positions of Inclusive Design Manager for the Buildings and Infrastructure, and Senior Accessible Transport Manager. As Inclusive Design Manager it was his role was to inspire a positive approach to inclusive design.
His role as Senior Accessible Transport Manager was to lead a range of complex and challenging transport and infrastructure projects, and was responsible for ensuring the delivery of accessible services and facilities for disabled people during the Games.