He joins from the National Trust for Scotland
Mark Bishop has been appointed as chief executive at science learning centre and charitable trust, Dynamic Earth.
He is joining from the National Trust for Scotland where he has been director of customer and cause since 2015, with responsibility for membership, marketing and fundraising.
Previously, Mark represented Prostate Cancer UK, Leonard Cheshire Disability and The Royal British Legion. And prior to working in the charity sector, he worked in book publishing, television and internet start-ups.
With his background in marketing, fundraising and many years’ experience in leading roles of non-profit organisations, together with a strong passion for the strategic focus of Dynamic Earth on the Earth and environment, Mark is well equipped for the role.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining an important charity that is committed to inspiring children into STEM and a career in science, as well as making people of all ages aware of the wonders of the world. The importance of science has never been greater due to the threat of climate change, which is going to require the best brains to tackle the issues we face.
“The charity understands this and going forward Dynamic Earth will not just tell the story of how Earth came to be, but what impact we can all have in determining its future.”
Professor Sir Pete Downes OBE, chair at Dynamic Earth, added: “We’re thrilled to have Mark joining us at Dynamic Earth. He has vast experience in organisational leadership and fundraising, with a fantastic network in Scotland and across the UK, which will be of huge benefit to our organisation. We look forward to seeing him, together with the team, build on the solid foundation that he inherits, and we’re excited to work with him.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing CEO, John Simpson for his incredible work and devotion to Dynamic Earth since it opened in 1999. We wish him all the very best in his retirement.”