Mark is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Mark Bridgeman’s background is in fund management. He spent 19 years with Schroder plc as an analyst and then fund manager, rising to become Global Head of Research. Previous roles at Schroders included Head of Pan European Research, Head of Global Sector Research, and Emerging Markets Fund Manager. During his career, he enjoyed successful long term secondments in Australia and the United States.
Mark left Schroders in 2009 to manage a rural estate and farming business in Northumberland. He is a non-executive director of JP Morgan Brazil Investment Trust plc, Blackrock Emerging Europe plc and North East Finance (Holdco) Limited, a venture capital fund of funds targeting SMEs in the North East of England. He is also on the boards of three charities.
Mark joined the board in March 2013.