The Master 2013 - 2014
Mr Mark Callingham
Mark Callingham, born 1947, was educated at Bloxham School and at Southampton University graduating in Economics and Sociology. In 1972 he qualified as a Chartered Accountant having been an articled clerk with a small City firm. After a six month gap spent offshore racing he joined the National Health Service.
His NHS career has largely been based in Hampshire and Dorset as a financial manager and more recently as a performance manager. From the late 1970s to the mid 1990s he was Treasurer or Finance Director of a number of health authorities in, successively, Southampton, Bournemouth and Winchester. He has subsequently been a Director of Performance with the Strategic Health Authority serving Dorset and Somerset. After a period undertaking service reviews and planning projects for a local Primary Care Trust he is now retired. His most recent assignment was as Manager of the Dorset Cardiac and Stroke Network, a small team supporting clinicians and managers introduce best practice.
In his late forties he returned to university part-time and gained an MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics.
He is married to Moira and lives on the edge of the New Forest. His interests include sailing, walking and medieval history. He and Moira enjoy regular visits to Cumbria.