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Affiliated Lecturer


Mark Smith is a Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Judge Business School where he works alongside the academic faculty to design and deliver executive education to develop a competitive advantage for professional service firms.

Mark has over two decades of experience in the legal profession across a number of different roles which allows him to provide a unique perspective on the challenges facing today's leaders. After six years' practice as a lawyer in national and City law firms, Mark moved in-house where he spent four years leading the international legal team for a Fortune 500 technology and outsourcing business.

After completing his MBA Mark transitioned out of legal practice and into commercial strategy. After a year in the company's global product and market strategy function, Mark led a legal process outsourcing business for another global outsourcing corporation, before joining a FTSE100 technology and information business where he continues to work as their Director of Strategic Markets focusing on the in-house legal and large law firm markets.

Alongside these commercial roles, Mark serves as consultant and executive coach to a number of law firms and holds an MSc in Behavioural Change and a Professional Certificate in Coaching Supervision. Mark is a contributing author of The Relevant Lawyer - Reimagining the Future of the Legal Profession.