Assembly Member for North Wales
Spokesperson for Communities, Europe and North Wales
Born in 1959, Mark , who lives in Flintshire, is a Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for North Wales . He and his wife , Hilary , have six children and one grandchild. Before election to the National Assembly for Wales in 2003, he was employed as a Building Society Area Manager in North Wales.
Following re-election to the Assembly in 2007, Mark became the Shadow Minister for Social Justice, Equality and Housing. He has since had North Wales and Local Government added to his portfolio.
A politics graduate of Newcastle University, Mark is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Mark takes a keen interest in economic, current and social affairs. He is a former Treuddyn Community Councillor, former School Governor (and Chair) of Ysgol Parc y Llan and former Voluntary Board Member of Venture Housing Association, where he remains a Member.
His interests outside politics revolve around his family and home. He is a former Chairman of Mold Round Table.
He is a Member of Cross Party Groups on Deaf Issues, Funerals & Bereavement, violence against women and girls, Neurosciences, housing and hospices. Mark is also Chair of the Cross Party Group on Fuel Poverty and the Cross Party Group on Autism.
Mark is an Ambassador for Clwyd Girl Guides, a Vice President of the North Wales Play Association, a Patron of the Tyddyn Bach Respite Centre in Penmaenmawr, a member of Conwy CAB and an ambassador for Clare House Hospice. Mark was also the founder of CHANT Cymru (Community Hospitals Acting Nationally Together).