Mark Copsey

Mark is a dynamic leader and driver of new initiatives and opportunities. He has many years of experience in economic, industry, and regional development, and has specialised in commercialisation and funding in public, private and the tertiary education sectors.

He spent ten years as Head of Funding and Programme Development at North Yorkshire County Council before moving to Yorkshire Forward. Later in New Zealand Mark worked for NZ Trade and Enterprise on strategy and technology commercialisation, and then was CEO of a Chamber of Commerce before going into consultancy specialising in growth strategy and investment.

Mark has set up extensive networks in the investment community in the UK and New Zealand, and is well connected in the global investment arena.

Mark is a Master Class Certified Business Model You® Pratitioner. He is also a Growth Coach and part time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University.

Currently Mark sits on several boards including L2, Renewal in Leeds, Knowledge Matrix Asia Pacific Limited in New Zealand, and is also a trustee of the Wellington Swim Trust.