Mark has worked as a Senior Education Adviser in UNICEF’s New York HQ since 2012. His primary focus is on issues of access to education, and he is responsible for leading UNICEF’s global Out of School Children Initiative and work on Inclusive Education. Before joining UNICEF, Mark spent 13 years as a senior education adviser in the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), including postings in Nepal, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and the Asia-Pacific region on secondment to AusAID. Previously, Mark worked at Cambridge University in the UK, with an international NGO in Nepal, and as a teacher in the UK and Ghana. Mark holds a PhD and an MEd in education research. He is married with two children.