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Mark Pendlington

Independent Director of the University of Suffolk Board,

Mark Pendlington

Mark Pendlington

Mark joined Anglian Water in 2010 as Group Director responsible for leading the engagement of the business in the important debates around sustainability, regional growth and development, and climate change.

He joined the Board of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Board in 2012 and served as Chair from 2014 to 2017.

Mark was previously a board member at BAA Stansted where he led work on the strategic expansion of the business, including working with business leaders, local authorities, politicians, academics and local communities on the impacts and benefits of airport growth on the regional and UK economy.

Previously, Mark was Chief Executive of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), a national membership organisation dedicated to the economic health and social wellbeing of the diverse rural economy. His work included campaigns for better broadband, rural regeneration, farm diversification, improved training and skill provision and better access to housing and public services for rural communities. 

Mark is Chair of Governors at Easton & Otley College; Chair of the Low Carbon Fund at the University of East Anglia; Trustee of the British Racing School; Patron of the Green Light Trust; Trustee of Gainsborough’s House; Chair, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocese of St Edmundsbury; and a Patron of The Seckford Foundation.

He is a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk, and chairs the Lieutenancy Business and Enterprise Group.