After graduating from the University of London Mark Powell had a short career as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment. Mark began his portfolio management career with Kleinwort Benson in the late '90s, leaving them to join JM Finn in 2004. Mark is the Head of Charities, and a member of the firm's Operations Committee, and works closely with Sam Barty-King, and assisted by Alison Finney. A Fellow of the Securities Institute, Mark's leisure activities include cycling, hockey and wine. Mark is a former Chair of Governors of a junior school in Surrey and director of an Academy Trust, and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Masons and the Worshipful Company of Bowyers. Mark is also a trustee of a military charity.