Head of Governance
Executive Office Manager
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Special Advisor to the Chairman on Representation and Policy
Mark Hatcher is the Bar Council's Special Advisor to the Chairman on Representation and Policy.
From 2000-2003 Mark was a member of the Regulatory and Professional Affairs Board and Head of Global Public Affairs for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In 2006 he was appointed to lead the Bar Council's Representation and Policy Directorate after having established the public policy advocacy practice of a leading City-based corporate and financial communications consultancy.
Mark was Called to the Bar by Middle Temple after graduating from the University of Oxford, where he won the Winter Williams Law Prize. He is also an ad eundem member of Lincoln's Inn. Mark practised at 3 New Square chambers before joining the Law Commission to work on family and private international law reform. He subsequently worked in the House of Lords, in the Legislation Group of the Lord Chancellor's Department (now the Ministry of Justice), before leaving Whitehall to join the Strategy, Policy and Economics Group of Coopers & Lybrand's management consultancy, where he established the firm's public affairs consulting practice.
Mark has led a number of the Bar's Parliamentary campaigns and played a key role in establishing the Bar Council's Communications and Member Services departments, directing the Bar's media relations and developing the Bar Council's international relations functions (including its Brussels Office).
Mark is a Bencher of Middle Temple, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Corporate and European Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust. He is also a non-stipendiary priest in the Church of England and was appointed Reader of the Temple in 2015. He is married to Clare, a partner in a City law firm.