Prior to this appointment, Mark was a Consultant Physician and Nephrologist and Interim Medical Director for acute services in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. He is the co-vice chair of the Scottish Medicines Consortium. Mark graduated in medicine and physiology from Glasgow University, and completed most of his training in the West of Scotland. His main clinical and research interest is in chronic kidney disease and its epidemiology. He is a Health Foundation GenerationQ fellow and was previously a senior medical officer in the Scottish Government Health Directorates, advising on the implementation of medical appraisal and revalidation. Mark was a Non-Executive Director of NHS Golden Jubilee’s Board from 2011-2019.