Mark Haysom

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Mark Haysom
Mark Haysom 2013.jpg
Born (1953-09-17) 17 September 1953 (age 66)
Margate, Kent, England, UK
Alma materUniversity of Leicester[1]
Notable worksLove, Love Me Do, Imagine

Mark Haysom CBE (born 1953) is a British author and former management executive.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Margate, Kent, Haysom was educated at Hazelwood School, East Grinstead Grammar School (now Imberhorne School) and the University of Leicester where he read English.[1]

Management executive career[edit]

Haysom trained as a journalist and edited weekly newspapers in the north of England. He worked in a variety of management roles at Reed International, Thomson Regional Newspapers and Trinity Mirror.[2]

In 2003 Haysom was appointed as Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). In 2005 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Leicester University for his contribution to business.[citation needed] In 2008 he was awarded a CBE for services to education and training.[citation needed] He resigned from the LSC in March 2009 following the suspension and crisis surrounding the LSC's "Building Colleges for the Future programme.[3][4]

Charity trustee roles[edit]

Mark Haysom joined the Board of HMRC as a Non-executive director in 2005.[citation needed] In 2009 he became a trustee of the St Giles Trust.[citation needed] He became Chair of Phoenix Futures, a leading drug and alcohol addiction charity, in 2010.[citation needed] In the same year he joined the Boards of Affinity Sutton[citation needed], one of the UK's largest housing associations and Action Aid UK.[citation needed]


Haysom is an author of several short stories and novels including "Love, Love Me Do" (2014) and "Imagine" (2015).[5]



  1. ^ a b "University of Leicester Graduate is New Head of Learning and Skills Council". University of Leicester. October 2003. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mark Haysom: Intolerance works for the man with skills in his hands". The Independent. 24 October 2004. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ Kingston, Peter (23 March 2009). "Colleges head quits over botched building programme". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ "College funding fiasco boss quits". BBC News. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mark Haysom publications". Little, Brown. Retrieved 25 October 2018.