Mark has an extensive knowledge of the investment industry, as the former Managing Director of Barclays Wealth Scotland and Northern Ireland. Mark held this position for eight years until 2013 when he retired. Prior to this, Mark held the position of Global Head of Automotive Research at Deutsche Bank where he managed and coordinated its global automotive research product. He is currently a non-executive director of Majedie Investments plc, BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc, abrdn Equity Income Trust plc and acts as a consultant to Lindsays LLP. He was appointed to the board of STS Global Income & Growth Trust in October 2014.