Dr Mark Thorpe has been appointed as Advisor to No Turning Back 2020
Dr Mark Thorpe, Group Head of Thought Leadership and Board Director of Instinctif’s Insight & Research team Truth, has joined NoTurningBack2020 as an Advisor. No Turning Back is a long term programme that launched in July 2016 with a commitment to inspire action inside the UK PR, Communications, Marketing & Sports Marketing sector to work towards:
- 20% of the total young talent that enters the industry each year to come from black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds and for this talent to stay in our sector until
- 20% of leadership roles are represented by black, Asian, minority ethnic talent
Mark has over 25 years’ experience in strategic insight and has worked with many major global companies. He has practised across numerous sectors, including healthcare, food, drink, technology, retail and financial services. Mark wants to help retain and develop Black, Asian, minority ethnic talent in the Marketing and Communications sector and will work alongside the NoTurningBack2020 team on their 2021/2022 Talent Retention programmes.
Mark Thorpe said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to give back and to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds access the opportunities that their talent deserves. Noturningback2020 has some great Advisors and Ambassadors, as well as a deep passion and desire to be the change required for a more equal society. I am delighted and proud to be on this journey”.