Mark Runacres

Senior Advisor - International Affairs

Co-Founder of the British Education Centre, Director at The Hearth Education Advisors, and Director at Sheffield Haworth (India) in Executive Search, Mark has worked in India since 2002, first as a diplomat and since 2006 as a company promoter, director and advisor and has a range of business interests across sectors in India.

In his previous career, Mark served for 25 years in the British Diplomatic Service, with postings in Paris, New York and New Delhi, where his last job was as Deputy Head of Mission managing Britain’s biggest diplomatic operation.

In the communications field, he is on the Advisory Board of Avian Media, one of India’s most successful PR/Public Affairs firms, as well as Public Affairs Asia based in Bangkok. Mark is also on the Boards of Elara Capital (Asia) and SQN Services Pte Ltd in Singapore and has served on the Boards of Mindtree, G4S (India), Religare Capital Markets and A4e India. Mark was for many years the India Advisor to the Confederation of British Industry, the UK’s leading trade federation, and chaired the British Business Group in Delhi. He is a Director at the Business and Community Foundation, a CSR-focused NGO