Mark SilverBoard Mentor
Mark has a wealth of Board experience as a Chair, CEO and CFO in competitive markets with both PE-backed and listed companies. Now in his portfolio career, Mark is Chair of Cordic Ltd, a leading fleet management SaaS provider to UK taxi, private-hire and courier service sectors, owned by Oakfield Capital Partners, and was recently appointed Chair of Horizon Care and Education Group, a leading national provider of childcare, education and leaving care services, backed by Graphite Capital. He has also recently been appointed Chair of Spy Alarms, the largest privately-owned business installing security systems in the South East, which is backed by Phoenix Equity Partners.
Mark is also Chair of CET Ltd, a business backed by Palatine Private Equity that provides testing and inspection services to the UK construction, engineering and infrastructure industries, and property assurance and maintenance services to the UK insurance and construction industry. In 2019, Mark was appointed Chair of Shield Group, following investment from LDC. Shield provides testing and inspection services, focused on legionella, hazardous materials, asbestos and fire safety to the European built environment and international maritime markets.
Mark is the former CEO and Chair of VPS Group, the international protection and management services provider for vacant properties. He joined the business in 2011 as CEO, stepping up to Chair in 2016. He was also NED for MCS Inc. in the US, a former division of VPS, prior to its separation in 2014.
Prior to VPS, Mark was CEO and Founder of Inspicio (now known as ESG - Environmental Scientifics Group), which he grew through a combination of organic growth and multiple acquisitions to 8,500 employees, operating in 130 countries. Before founding Inspicio, Mark was CEO of the European IT security group, Articon Integralis, having joined as CFO.