Mark is a consultant in the Natural Resources and Energy portfolio. He is Programme Manager for Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth, a £15 million DFID programme working to strengthen governance of Ghana’s oil and gas sector.
Mark is a development economist with an interest in extractive industry governance, macroeconomic policy and PFM reform. Prior to joining OPM, Mark worked in Ghana for the Natural Resource Governance Institute, supporting extractive sector revenue management reforms in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. Previously, Mark worked for the Vanuatu-based Pacific Institute of Public Policy, focussing on fiscal policy issues facing Pacific island nations and supporting the government of Timor Leste in the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals. He was an ODI Fellow in the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu and worked as an economist in the UK Department for Transport and Department for Communities and Local Government. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University College London and an MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.