Mark Lovell

Executive Chairman at A4e

Mark Lovell is an entrepreneurial business leader who has led the strategy for the growth of A4e over the last twenty years. Having joined as its first employee, he is now A4e’s Executive Chairman. Mark has taken the company from a start-up to a £250m-turnover business that employs over 3,500 people internationally. A4e is a leading force in global public service reform, with over 250 branches including international outlets with services as far afield as India and Australia. Mark holds overall responsibility for group strategy, ensuring sustainable long term business growth in existing and new markets.

Mark has taken A4e through a period of considerable growth and diversification. This has expanded the company expertise beyond employment and training and into a wide range of public service delivery, including the creation of consumer models for legal and financial advice.

Mark’s areas of interest include: entrepreneurship; social investment; consumer focused public services; international poverty reduction; financial services and capability; public service reform; growth of public service outsource suppliers; organic business growth; high growth companies; supply chain development and government strategic relations. An established commentator on these topics, Mark is a regular spokesperson in the media with regular commentary appearing in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and a variety of trade media, such as Debt Management Today and My Finances.

He is a board member of the CBI’s National Public Service Strategy Board, where he leads on innovative new public service models and the mutuals agenda. Mark is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and, through his commitment to public service reform has held non-executive positions on various public sector bodies, including health and economic regeneration.