Mark Dorey is an experienced Commercial Director having held senior positions at a wide spectrum of service industry companies. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1985 with a BSc in Economics and Finance, and subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
Mark worked as Group Financial Controller for KLP Group Plc, a quoted marketing services group, in charge of mergers and acquisitions, where he also was responsible for turning round several underperforming subsidiaries and overseeing the restructuring of the group. Following this, he joined PepsiCo as an international accountant working in both Spain and Turkey. During this time Mark graduated with an advanced level Diploma in Spanish from the University of Salamanca.
On leaving PepsiCo he joined the Virgin Group, where he worked with Mike Kendrick for almost 10 years. Mark held a number of Directorships within Virgin’s aerial advertising and marketing services division, and was Chief Operating Officer of The Lightship Group, managing the largest fleet of commercial airships ever operated. During his time at Virgin, Mark was responsible for business strategy and planning and negotiated a number of multi-million dollar service contracts with blue chip clients such as Goodyear, Sanyo and Blockbuster Entertainment. He also established businesses in Brazil and Singapore, and handled joint venture and partnership negotiations in the USA, South Africa, and Asia. Mark was a founding Director of Mineseeker and involved in negotiating the original agreements with DERA (now QinetiQ), he also held the position as Responsible Officer in respect of the Civil Aviation Authority for UK operations.
Subsequently, Mark has acted as Managing Director of a number of companies in the media, marketing and events sector, successfully handling projects both in the UK and overseas.