Mark Florman

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Mark Florman is chairman of strategic comms consultancy Fortitude Partners Ltd.

He is a trustee of the BBC and chair of the think tank Centre for Social Justice.


From the Centre for Social Justice website:

In 1992 Mark created Maizels Westerberg & Co., one of the first independent pan-European merchant banks. He went on to specialise in the restructuring of failing companies.
Between 2001 and 2008 he was Senior Principal at the private equity firm Doughty Hanson and served as CEO of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2011 to 2013.
Mark has advised a wide variety of governments and industries. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded businesses in technology, media, transportation, publishing, private equity, banking and leisure, as well as think tanks, school building and international development programmes, charities and political campaigns.
Mark is a member of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8, and has coined the term “External Rate of Reform” to describe the impact business activity has on society.
Mark is Chairman of Fortitude Partners, a strategic communications consulting company operating at the leading edge of developing sustainable business strategy for corporations.
Other principle positions currently include: Chairman, The Centre for Social Justice; Chairman, Spayne Lindsay LLP; Special Adviser, 8 Miles; Patron, Build Africa; Chairman, The Legacy List; Expert Committee, The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund; Director, Swedish Chamber of Commerce; Senior Adviser, MCF; Ambassador, The Royal Albert Hall.[1]

In March 2015 he was announced as a trustee of the BBC Trust.[2]


He is married to Alexia Florman, who in 2016 made a donation to the pro-EU group Conservatives IN ahead of a national referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.


  1. Mark Florman Centre for Social Justice, undated, accessed 21 October 2014
  2. Harry Blain The BBC and the arms trade: a silent scandal Open Democracy, 8 April 2015, accessed 15 April 2015.