A long-serving daily editor is to co-chair the board of a not-for-profit company set up to promote his patch.
Mark, pictured, will take up the post with Simon Barrable, principal of City of Portsmouth College.
They take over from previous Co-Chairs Neil Chapman and Colin Wilding who stepped down at the end of last year, having led the board since it was formed in 2016.
Mark said “I’m passionate about Portsmouth and proud of what we do at The News in celebrating all that is great about the city.
“This is also the mindset of Shaping Portsmouth and I am honoured to be officially joining Stef [Nienaltowski, chief executive], the board of directors, the team and all those who give up their time and expertise for free.
“So much great work has already been achieved and there are many more exciting opportunities ahead as Shaping continues to bring people together to drive our great waterfront city to further success.”