Mark brings a vast amount of experience to the SaveMoneyCutCarbon team as an investor, after an international business career spanning more than 40 years, working with leading financial institutions in the City as well as in business development and foreign exchange markets. He has worked in Japan, Africa, the US and the Middle East.
Mark worked at M.W.Marshall & Co money brokers, which later became Mercantile House an LSE quoted public company from 1973-83 and was instrumental in building the largest Money Broking /FX trading house in the City.
From 1979-81, he established M. W. Marshall’s Tokyo office, succeeding in a hostile and exclusive environment becoming the first foreign institution to buy a Japanese financial institution and only the second foreign broker to be able to trade the yen on and offshore.
He returned to London in 1982 as Managing Director of subsidiary companies with the brief to set up a merchant bank within the group and in 1983 acquired the printing division of Rymans, a national stationary company and over the next 15 years built it into one of the principle producers of drug trial documentation for national and international pharmaceutical companies, selling the company to venture capitalists in 1998.
From 1999-2013. Mark worked with a start-up FX business Global Currencies concentrating on providing local ‘exotic’ currencies (Lccy), developing relationships with the aid agencies through head offices in the developed world.
Mark moved to Dubai in 2010 to cover the Middle East, a new venture for the company while continuing to cover Southern Africa. Turnover grew from $198 million to $4.5 billion in 14 years, and this mainly in exotic currencies. The company was sold to INTL FCStone.
In 2013, Mark returned to England and remains a consultant.