Mark leads the strategic development and delivery of food loss and waste initiatives at WRI. This includes “10x20kx30”, a new initiative of the Champions 12.3 Coalition which enables major food companies to engage smallholder farmers in their supply chain to take a “Target, Measure, Act” approach to halve food and loss waste by 2030.

Mark previously spent a decade at the multinational retailer Tesco and was responsible for the development and delivery of their global food loss and waste reduction program. This included the first public reporting of food waste data by any UK retailer and the roll out of a farm to fork waste reduction program across all of Tesco’s international businesses.

Most recently Mark led the Health and Sustainability programs at the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), a not-for-profit organization which works in partnership with UK food and consumer goods businesses to drive positive change. A key focus was the development of a new set of recommendations for a harmonized approach to environmental labelling for food products and mobilizing industry around a new ambition to halve the environmental impacts of all packaging systems by 2030.

Mark has previously worked as an environmental consultant for Environmental Resources Management (ERM) specializing in Life Cycle Assessment and has a Masters Degree in Environmental Technology.

Mark spent 2 years living and working in Sri Lanka so please feel free to ask him for any travel or food tips!