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Mark was a trustee of the Gordon Foundation from 2000 to 2019, and served as Treasurer from 2008 to 2019. He is one of Gordon’s last direct connections with the Sudan, where Mark lived as a young child when his father was Governor of Kordofan and his stepfather was Governor of Darfur. He studied electrical and electronic engineering followed by a postgraduate business degree leading to an early career in international engineering and later moving on to the venture capital business. He is a director of the UK's largest venture capital trust. He was a member of the Council of the University of Bath and he retains a continuing interest in the University's activities in the areas of enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Paul joined Gordon’s School in 1958 as a student, leaving in 1964. He had a successful career in the City holding a number of senior management positions before setting up his own consultancy business. He became a trustee of the Gordon Foundation in 1989 retiring after 30 years in 2019. During his time as a trustee he chaired the Foundations Investment Committee for more than 20 years. 


Fourth generation of his family to live in West End. Trained as a solicitor and worked in private practice in London before moving to various commercial companies focused on mining and metals recycling as Company Secretary and General Counsel. Currently a consultant to ZincOx Resources plc and Non-Exec Chairman of Moxico Resources plc, a Zambian copper company. Spent 20 years in the TA, the Honourable Artillery Company and 19 years in the HAC’s Pikemen and Musketeers.