As Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, he has the lead responsibility for His Royal Highness’ interests in Scotland, in Education and in Health matters in the U.K. He also has responsibility for a number of other aspects of Their Royal Highnesses Household.

Mark was formerly Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs of BBC Scotland between 1995 and 2002 before becoming Head of Public Policy at BBC Nations and Regions. Before joining BBC Management, his career had been in journalism as a Senior Presenter for BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs and at The Sunday Times prior to that.

He was educated in Edinburgh.