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University of Sunderland

Mark Southgate

Mark Southgate

Chief Executive, MOBIE

Mark Southgate is Chief Executive of the charity MOBIE – Ministry of Building Innovation and Education.  MOBIE exists to engage, educate and inspire young people in home design, building and manufacture and to transform home building into a clean, precision engineered and efficient industry.

Mark is responsible for overseeing all MOBIE’s activities to inspire a new generation to take up careers in and reshape the home building, built environment and construction professions and to ensure that they have the necessary skills to future proof the industry, including strategy, project management, project delivery, and the running of the charity.  He is a chartered town planner with 35 years’ experience in planning and environmental roles in local government, non-governmental organisations and central government agencies. Mark is a member of the General Assembly of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Director of the Offsite Alliance.