Deputy Director for Energy Innovation Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy (SICE) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Mark undertook his doctorate, laminar-turbulent transition prediction techniques for supersonic transport swept wings in Cambridge and then joined Rolls-Royce Aerospace to design jet engine compressors. Since then, he has worked on turbo-chargers, combustion, oil tankers, HVAC and acoustics and spent 12 years as Principal Aerodynamicist at the McLaren Racing Formula 1 team followed by a brief stint as Chief CAE Engineer at Gordon Murray Design. Mark currently works as a Deputy Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) responsible for Programme Delivery of Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy. Mark oversees major energy innovation programmes in a £505m Portfolio including
Hy4Heat, CCUS, Industrial Fuel Switching, Energy Entrepreneurs Fund and the upcoming Clean Growth Venture Capital Fund.