Our Board of Directors

Mark Bedlow

Chief Delivery Officer and Responsible Officer - OCR

Mark has responsibility for the delivery of all assessments, ensuring the maintenance of standards and quality, combined with effective and efficient operational delivery. In addition, Mark ensures OCR’s risks are managed and that the organisation is compliant with regulations.

Mark joined OCR in March 2013 in the newly-created post of Risk and Compliance Director. 

Following his training as a chartered accountant, Mark worked for PwC for 19 years in a range of roles. In 1998, Mark moved to the Cambridge practice from London and led the audits of a wide range of organisations in and around Cambridge before taking on responsibility for PwC’s Risk Assurance business across East Anglia with wider responsibilities for people and finance across the SE region. 

In 2005, Mark led the PwC team that assisted Imperial College, London, to float its technology spin-out business, Imperial Innovations, on the London Stock Exchange, as well as a local Cambridge technology company. 

Through extensive work with the travel industry, Mark has worked with the industry’s regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, to develop guidelines on regulatory reporting by accountants. 

Over the last three years, Mark has also worked with Cambridge University Press, the Cambridge Assessment Group in general, as well as the University itself on various aspects of IT risk.