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Mark Walton

Mark Walton

Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2012

Mark is the founder and Executive Director of Shared Assets, a ‘think and do tank’ that supports the management of land for the common good. Mark has a background in environmental science, pollution prevention, regulation and enforcement. He started working in civil society organisations in 2001, first at the Recycling Consortium and then at the Community Recycling Network, supporting the development of community organisations and social enterprises working in waste minimisation, reuse and recycling.

In 2006, Mark joined the Community Development Foundation (CDF) as Head of Every Action Counts, a £4M programme funded by Defra to support action on sustainable development across the voluntary and community sector. As Head of Strong Communities and then Director of Partnerships and Innovation he continued CDF's work on environmental issues and managed the development of a new qualifications framework for community development. He also established an Independent Expert Panel to advise on the future role of community development in an era of decentralisation, localism and reduced public spending.

Mark has held a number of voluntary roles both as a trustee and as a representative of the sector. He is currently a member of Defra's Civil Society Partnership Network. He lives on a narrowboat travelling England’s waterways.

Take a look at Mark's research Making Land Work

Twitter: @markcwalton

Current principal role: Executive Director
Current principal organisation: Shared Assets Ltd
Other leadership role 1: Member
Other organisation 1: Defra's Civil Society Partnership Network

Research: Making Land Work: Case Studies in Collaboration
Research topics: Environment; Health and well-being; Leadership; Social enterprise;
Secondment host: National Trust

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