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Mark Leftly

Senior Director – Political Affairs


Mark is a senior director leading on public affairs, political hearing preparation and broadcast media training in the UK. He joined London and Dublin-based strategic communications firm Powerscourt – a Morrow Sodali company – in 2018, founding and leading the political affairs team.

By background, Mark was a journalist and political adviser, which has given him a thorough understanding of the intricacies of media relations and legislative process. He was press secretary to former UK business secretary Sir Vince Cable when leader of Liberal Democrat, developing news lines that helped promote the party’s agenda.

Mark demonstrated his news and writing abilities as a senior business and political reporter at titles like The Independent on Sunday, London Evening Standard and TIME. He has trained a number of now prominent journalists to develop their writing skills.

Mark has worked on some of the most high-profile British political inquiries, such as racism in cricket, and legislation campaigns, including the reform of the Official Secrets Acts, of the past few years.

He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Politics from the University of Warwick.

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