Dr Mark Williamson Director of Action for Happiness

Dr Mark Williamson is Director of Action for Happiness - a movement of people taking action to create a happier and more caring society. It has hundreds of thousands of supporters who are taking action to increase wellbeing in their homes, workplaces, schools and local communities.

Mark is passionate about creating a more balanced, collaborative society that focuses less on consumption and material wealth and more on the things that really lead to flourishing lives. His expertise in the area of happiness and wellbeing includes workplaces, community groups, families, schools and policy. He has advised major multi-national companies, public sector organisations, SMEs, charities, research groups and policy bodies. He is invited to speak regularly on related topics at events around the world.

Prior to Action for Happiness, Mark had a diverse range of experience across private and non-profit sectors, from start-ups through to large multi-national companies. He was previously a Director at the Carbon Trust, non-executive director of Solar Press and founder of online initiative What You Can Do. Before that, Mark spent nine years as a management consultant at Accenture, leading a wide range of projects relating to strategy, technology and change management. He has also worked for Hewlett Packard Labs and Orange. He holds an MBA from IMD business school in Switzerland, and a PhD in Electronics and Communications from the University of Bristol. He is a Sainsbury Management Fellow, a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Directors.