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Mark Sutcliffe
Director


Mark Sutcliffe has worked in the leisure industry for over 40 years, 10 years of which have been spent in local government roles, including Head of Leisure positions. Prior to his most recent work for Strategic Leisure Limited, Mark spent six years as CEO of the Hong Kong Football Association, during which time he created new opportunities for people to engage with sporting activities and grew the global visibility of the HKFA. During his 25 years in consultancy he has completed hundreds of projects in the UK, Europe and the Far East.

In addition to regularly taking part in sporting activities and charity work, in his spare time he is a member of the West Mercia Search and Rescue Team. He has previously taken part in round-the-world yachting races, in addition to trekking across the Himalayas.


West Midlands Combined Authority: cycling infrastructure feasibility
UEFA: review of business case for new international football stadiums
UAE Football Association: training and mentoring of ProLeague CEOs
Birmingham City Council: legacy strategy for Commonwealth Games facility
Sandwell Council: business plan for new 50m Aquatics Centre
Orkney Islands Council: transformation plan for sport and leisure services

BA (Hons) Sports Studies: Madeley School of Physical Education (1983)
Post Graduate Diploma: Sport and Leisure Management: Loughborough
University (2000)

• Strategic Planning
• Procurement and analysis of management options
• Feasibility, Facility/service development
• Business Planning
• Project Management
• Consultation and engagement