Mark SpelmanBoard Mentor
Mark has more than 20 years' experience at board level and is currently working at the World Economic Forum where he is in charge of the Future of the Internet global challenge, examining issues of digital transformation, access and cyber resilience. He is a Council member of Chatham House, sitting on its finance and nominations committees, and is Chair of an EU-China expert group studying the future of the digital economy.
He is also a Non-executive Director at Harlequins RUFC, where he chairs the growth committee. He’s a former NED at Sports England where he sat on its Project Finance and Market Insights committees – the latter providing analysis of the shifting patterns of sport participation. In addition to this, he is Chairman of Leap, a charity specialising in helping young people understand the causes and consequences of conflict.
Mark is a NED at the Future Cities Catapult, a global centre of excellence on city innovation, backed by the UK Government and large corporations, where Mark Chairs its Remuneration Committee. In his former executive career, Mark was Global Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy at Accenture, where his diverse international experience covered: international growth strategies; talent management; digital technology; innovation; and new business models. Mark also ran Accenture’s global macro-economic and political think-tank, the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
He is a former Chairman of the Brussels-based AmCham’s (American Chamber of Commerce) Executive Council, which is proactively consulted by the EU Commission, EU member states and MEPs for its advice on EU-US economic relations.
Mark has an MA in Economics from Cambridge, an MBA from INSEAD and in the summer can be found representing Kent County Cricket Seniors.