Mark Hatcher was educated at Sutton Valence School and Exeter College, Oxford where he read jurisprudence. He was Winter Williams Law Prizeman in 1977. Mark was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1978, having been awarded a Harmsworth Exhibition and an Astbury Scholarship. After a short period in practice, he joined the Law Commission in 1980 to work on family law and private international law reform initiatives. He then worked at the House of Lords for two Lord Chancellors and was Assistant Secretary of the Law Reform Committee chaired by Lord Scarman. Mark left Whitehall in 1988 to set up the public affairs consulting practice of Coopers & Lybrand before becoming a member of the Global Regulatory and Professional Affairs Board of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark became the Bar Council’s first Director of Representation and Policy in 2006. He obtained a degree in theology from the University of Kent and was Ordained in 2012. He served his Title at St Saviour’s, Brockley Hill. Mark combines his role as Reader of the Temple with being Special Adviser to the Chairman of the Bar. He is a Bencher of Middle Temple and is married to Clare, a partner in a City law firm and they have a daughter.