Chief scientific adviser to HM Government

Previously, Sir Mark was director of the Wellcome Trust. Before joining the Trust he was Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Medicine at Imperial College London. He is co-chair of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology and has been a member of since 2004. He is a member of a number of international advisory bodies. He has undertaken independent reviews for the UK Government on the use and sharing of personal information in the public and private sectors: ‘Data Sharing Review’(2009); and secondary education: ‘Science and Mathematics: Secondary Education for the 21st Century’ (2010). He received a knighthood in the 2009 New Year Honours List for services to medical research and was elected as Fellow of The Royal Society in 2011.