Mark Harrison began his career as an Historian at Cambridge University, before moving into broadcasting. He spent fifteen years as a freelance film director, working in all genres, but specialising in documentary. He won many awards for his films, include ones from the Royal Television Society and British Film Institute, and an International Emmy. He was also nominated for a BAFTA.
Mark became MD of an independent production company before being appointed BBC Head of Arts on 2001, and then Head of Multiplatform Production. In 2011 he became Controller of Production for BBC North where he defined and delivered new ways of working. Mark led the BBC’s End-to-End Digital Programme, and Technology Futures Group, before becoming Director of Transformation for BBC Design and Engineering in April 2016.
Mark is also the Managing Director of the Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP), the media industry’s business change network. The DPP works internationally to provide insight, business change leadership and market opportunity for 250 member companies.