background

Mark Craig

BSc MBA DMS DipEd PGCE MIoD



BIOGRAPHY


Mark's brief biography is here



CURRENT ROLES


Director and Founder

Question Mark

2014 to present


Chair

The Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury

2017 to present


Vice Chair

Institute of Directors

South of Scotland

2020 to present


Governance Consultant

The Church of England

2014 to present


Governance Adviser

Lee Bolton Monier Williams

2015 to present



SELECTED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


Adviser

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust

2014 to 2020


National Leader of Governance

2014 to 2020


Governor

The Hendreds CofE Primary, Wantage

2016 to 2020


Chair of Directors & Member

Vale Academy Trust, Wantage

2013 - 2015


Chair of Governors

King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage

2009 - 2015


Director of Communications

BMS World Mission

2001-2021



PUBLISHED WORK


The RIGHT Programme - a major governance initiative, created and developed to upskill chairs of Church schools in the Diocese of Oxford, the largest Anglican diocese in England, as well as Chichester.


Thinking Governance (2016) and Thinking Governance Express (2020) - a national governance programme, created and developed to help governing bodies of Church schools adopt a highly-effective way of developing school strategy.


Contributor – ‘How To Run An Academy School’, ICSA 2016


Text editor - 'Wait for the Ricochet: the story of Deep Purple's 'In Rock' album', Easy on the Eye  2017


Text editor - 'A Fire in the Sky: the story of Deep Purple's 'Machine Head' album', Easy on the Eye  2021



OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


• Mark served as Director of Communications with BMS World Mission, a leading international charity, between 2001-2021

• Previously Depute Principal of a Scottish College of further and higher education



EDUCATION

• BSc Mathematical Sciences

• MBA (Strategic Management)

• PG Diploma in Management Studies

• PG Diploma in Education

• PG Certificate in Education

• Certificate in Christian Apologetics

• Elected Member, Institute of Directors

• Certified International Facilitator, LEGO® Serious Play®

• Certified Online Facilitator, LEGO® Serious Play®

• Certified Facilitator, Six Thinking Hats®

SELECTED SIGNIFICANT CONFERENCES


National Diocesan Governance Group

London

(speaking)


NWCOGs conference

(keynote & workshop)


SW & SECOGs conference

(workshop)


Governor Conferences

The Church in Wales

Wrexham & Cardiff

(keynote & workshop)


Annual Headteachers & Governors Conference

Diocese of Chichester

Brighton

(keynote & workshop)


Annual Governors Conference

Diocese of Blackburn

Preston

(keynote & workshop)


LBMW Equity Partners conference

London

(facilitating)


The RIGHT Programme

Diocese of Oxford


1. ‘Visionary governance’

(facilitating - with Baroness Estelle Morris)

2. ‘Is there a future for Church schools’

(facilitating - with Rev Nigel Genders)

3. ‘British values’

(facilitating - with Lord Alex Carlile)


Diocese of Oxford Head Teachers’ Conference

Buckinghamshire

(facilitating - with Lord Robert Winston)


National Schools Conference

London

(keynote - with Rt Hon Charles Clarke)