The Ithaca Team

Mark Hanson

Capability Development - Consulting Lead

Mark has led many strategy projects and has now found the area he is most passionate about – enhancing the ability of the Corporate Affairs discipline to contribute more materially to business value.

Mark has a broad background in leadership and change – with over a decade in private office for/as Chief of Staff (CoS) to various principals


  • Before joining Ithaca Partners, Mark spent five years with BP (first managing 17 oil tankers, then working as CoS to the CEO of BP Shipping, finally as cultural change leader in BP’s Upstream business)
  • Previously, Mark served for twenty years as an officer in the Royal Navy.
  • Mark has a BA from Warwick University, an MA from King’s College London and an MBA from Ashridge – now Hult International – Business School