Mark has more than 30 years experience in Paralympic/disability sport, sports development & the broader social impact of sport. He is passionate about diversity and inclusion, wellbeing, healthy lifestyles & nutrition. He is an experienced leader, manager, coach and now a consultant working with a number of organisations to promote and develop inclusive sport. He has travelled to more than 80 countries developing wheelchair tennis & attended four Paralympic Games & two Olympics in various capacities from coach to Technical Delegate. He has worked at all levels of disability and inclusive sport as a coach, administrator and leader.
He has extensive experience of delivering award winning sports programmes in developing countries. He also managed the largest public tennis centre in the UK and delivered community tennis programmes in two cities. Mark is an experienced public speaker having spoken at numerous conferences all over the world. He is a member of the University of Nottingham Sports Board & is also a mentor to current students and has won several awards from the University.
He was a member of International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Committee & was a regular delegate to the IPC Sports Council and General Assembly over a number of years. He now writes a regular blog on inclusive with sport & physical activity being the central theme.
Mark is active himself playing football, tennis, running and practicing yoga. In 2016 he took part in the inclusive Parallel London event in London and an inclusive Tough Mudder with a Paralympian in the team raising funds for a charity that promotes inclusive education and sport in Africa. He is now an ambassador for Parallel Global.
He is a pioneer in inclusive sport and is always seeking to find ways to increase opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport. He was one of the first coaches to get involved in wheelchair tennis and now he is at the forefront of developments of blind tennis and tennis for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. .