Mark Reed

Deputy Crew Chief

Mark-Reed1Canadian born Mark moved to the UK when just 12 years old and has had homes in Canada, England, Scotland and Australia.

A qualified Surf Life Saver (who can’t surf!) Mark is currently the CIO – Markets for Lloyds Banking Group. Previously a Systems Engineer by training, he worked for a publishing company in a wide range of roles. During the introduction of the Internet Mark set up eBusiness consulting at PwC in 1997, since 2000 he has been in Financial Services IT and spent time as the CIO for Institutional Banking and Markets at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Mark is a keen sports man and has accomplished, Olympic Distance Triathlons, a 100km 24hr Trailwalker, Bath Half Marathon, a 100mile Cycle Sportive and coaches Rugby for U13’s and U16’s.

He enjoys travelling with his wife and four young children, their best trip was 3 months visiting Laos, Japan, Equador and Galapagos in 2011. His wife who is an incredible athlete and mother, ran the Marathon Des Sables in 2012 then looked for a harder challenge, so she completed the Peru Jungle Ultra.

Mark has driven across Canada and the USA before in his grandfathers clapped out car. It was hit or miss if he’d make it – no such doubts this time!

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