CEO, Atom Bank
Mark is a career marketer and banker with almost 30 years of experience working in financial services, including spells in consumer finance, asset finance, leasing, business automation and business internet banking. He was the Head of Marketing for HSBC in the UK and thereafter Regional Head of Marketing for HSBC MENA. His was also CMO at first direct, the UKÕs leading direct bank, before taking over as CEO in 2011. He resigned from first direct in 2014 to co-found Atom Bank plc. Mark is the Challenger Bank representative on the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity and sits on the UK FinTech Strategy Group. He was educated in Ireland and has a degree in history at Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from Warwick Business School. Hobbies include playing guitar (badly), American football and rugby (watching from the side lines!) and occasionally masquerading as a parent and partner.