Mark is a Director and co-founder of the Caribbean Sport and Development Agency (formerly known as the Trinidad and Tobago Alliance for Sport and Physical Education) and is an enthusiastic and passionate Sport for Development leader dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical education as building blocks for the development of Caribbean people. Before taking up responsibilities as Regional Coordinator of the Australian Caribbean Community Sport Development Program in 2003, Mark served as a Teacher Educator at the Physical Education Department at Corinth Teachers’ College and a lecturer at the Sport and Physical Education Department of the University of the West Indies. Mark played a lead role in the development of academic programs in sport, physical education and sport for development at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies and the Regional Sports Academy (Suriname). Mark served as a National Youth Coach, Technical Director and Sport Administrator in the sport of volleyball and has served on several international, regional and national agencies over the years, including the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), the CARICOM Physical Education and Sport Advisory Committee and the CARICOM Task Force for Child Rights and Child Protection. Mark is presently serving on the International Safeguarding Children in Sport Advisory Board, Safe Sport International Advisory Committee, the UNICEF /Barcelona Foundation Sport for Development for Children Working Group, the Trinidad and Tobago NCD Alliance and the First Citizens Sports Foundation. Mark’s core work is in the national, regional and global sport and development sector and includes capacity building, policy development and sport sector strategic planning with a strong focus on the use of sport as a tool for personal, community, national and global development. A key part of Mark’s work is the safeguarding and protection of children in and through sport, working with UNICEF and other partners to develop safeguards for children in sport. Mark is also involved in facilitating youth leadership through sport and the promotion of physical education, physical activity and sport in schools and communities in efforts to address non-communicable diseases.