About Us The Team Patrons Mark Burgess Mark was Chief Investment Officer, EMEA and Deputy Global CIO at Columbia Threadneedle, a position he held for 9 years. Prior to this, Mark was Head of Equities at Legal and General Investment Management and held senior roles at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management. He gained a degree in Economics and Philosophy from Keele University and is an associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research. He is currently taking a career break ahead of assessing his next steps. Mark joined Access Sport as a trustee in 2014 and is passionate about creating positive opportunities for young people. He is also a trustee of LIFEbeat and an associate trustee of Great Ormand Street Hospital.