After studying Modern History at Wadham College, Oxford University – Mark started his professional career in shipping insurance initially working in the City of London but then moved to Italy for 5 years and, later, to Brazil for 4 years.
He returned to the UK and worked for a UK Member of Parliament for a number of years – working with the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Council of Europe – before setting up The Taylor Partnership in 2008.
At University Mark was a cox of rowing eights and a member of the Prisoner Cell Block H Appreciation Society (an Australian soap opera) and wrote (bad) scripts. More recently, Mark enjoys travelling, good food and wine. He has been a serving Magistrate since 2003.