Mark Ashurst

Altus Impact Media Partner

Mark has worked internationally with a variety of print, broadcast and digital media as a journalist; and as a spokesman for multinational organisations in the public and private sectors, including in the Netherlands: Circle Economy, a business-backed accelerator and social enterprise; Follow This, a shareholders movement in Big Oil; Philips Lighting, now Signify, as Global Director of Thought Leadership during the 2016 demerger from Royal Philips.

A former BBC broadcaster and speechwriter for President Nelson Mandela, Mark previously covered the Americas, Europe and sub-Sahara as a correspondent for the Financial Times, The Economist and the International New York Times. From 2006-2010, Mark was executive director of Africa Research Institute in London, an independent think tank with a brief to propagate ideas with a record of success.