Mark Fox (journalist)
11 July 1970 |
|Alma mater||St. Stephen’s House, University of Oxford
Birkbeck College, London University
St Mary's University, Twickenham
|Occupation||Chief Executive of the BSA|
|Known for||Business, volunteering, mentoring, politics and journalism|
|Website||Mark Fox on Twitter|
Mark Fox (born 11 July 1970) is a British businessman, mentor and journalist.
He holds degrees from three universities - B.A. in English, Theology and Religious Studies from St. Mary's University, Strawberry Hill; a B.Th. from Oxford University, where he was a member of St. Stephen's House: and an M.Sc. from London University, where he read British Politics & Public Administration at Birkbeck College. His tutor was Professor Ben Pimlott. He started but did not complete a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London.
He also lives on the Isle of Wight, the fourth generation of his family to live on the island.
Mark is married with two children.
In 2007, at the age of 38 years, he was appointed Chief Executive of the BSA. Under his leadership the BSA has grown and increased the scope of its work, to become the recognised leading representative and research body for the industry. The BSA works with a range of businesses providing service, infrastructure, BPO, digital and IT projects across the private and public sectors.
Before the BSA Fox had a varied career in business, journalism and politics.
He joined the BVCA - The British Venture Capital Association as its Director of Communications and Public Affairs in 2001, and from June to November 2007 he was co-responsible for running the organisation following the departure of the Chief Executive.
Fox was Assistant Private Secretary to William Hague MP during his first year as Leader of the Conservative Party, having been a member of his leadership campaign team. Prior to this he was a political advisor to Rt. Hon. Virginia Bottomley MP (now Rt. Hon. Baroness Bottomley) as Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for National Heritage.
He undertook NCTJ training at Harlow College (1988–89) and, for six years, he was a 'Lobby' Correspondent for two UK national newspapers, the Sunday Express and subsequently The Mail on Sunday.
Briefly at the start of his career he did spells with Hill & Knowlton and GJW Government Relations Ltd.
Public and voluntary service
Mark is a mentor with The Prince's Trust.
He serves as an advisor for the White Ensign Association'.
He serves as a Magistrate on the Isle of Wight bench.
He is a Freeman of the City of London.
Following formational training at Ripon College Cuddesdon and St Mellitus College, he was ordained into the Church of England on the 29th June, 2013 at St Paul's Cathedral by the Bishop of London, the Right Reverend and Right Honourable Richard Chartres.
At the 2005 General Election Fox was the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was Research Secretary of the Bow Group and Member of the Council, 1994-1995. For a period he worked for MPs Peter Bottomley and Peter Ainsworth.
- BSA Website
- Brighton College
- Combined Cadet Force
- St. Mary's University, Twickenham
- St. Stephen's House
- Ben Pimlott
- JFK School of Government
- Harvard University
- Total Politics
- NCTJ Blog - Mark Fox
- Oxford Dictionaries definition of 'lobby' correspondent
- Island Life
- Total Politics
- Public Servant Magazine'
- Conservative Home,
- Who is going to give us the leadership we deserve?
- Mark Fox on Conservative Home
- You can't understand Thatcher without understanding her Christian faith
- Spinnaker Tower
- Age UK
- White Ensign Association
- Classic Boat Museum
- St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School
- St. Mary's Primary School
- St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Primary School
- Royal Society of Arts
- Royal Institution
- Pilgrims Society
- Ripon College Cuddesdon
- St Mellitus College
- Diocese of London, Ordination of Deacons