Mark Batten

Non-Executive Director & Senior Independent Director

Mark joined the board in 2023 as chair of the Audit committee and Senior Independent Director.

Mark is currently Chair of Assured Guaranty UK and Senior Independent Director of Picton Property Income.

A chartered accountant and formerly a senior partner of PwC, Mark led a number of practices in the UK and Europe.

Mark worked with a number of financial institutions in the UK and internationally following the GFC, including working with the UK and Irish Treasuries on the restructuring of the UK and Irish banking systems. He has a broad understanding of the regulated financial services sector, having managed PwC’s relationships with the UK financial regulators.

Mark was also a Senior Adviser to UK Government Investments, part of HM Treasury.