Mark Florman
(1958-11-02) 2 November 1958 (age 65)
London, United Kingdom
EducationHarrow School
Alma materLondon School of Economics
OccupationCEO Time Partners Limited
SpouseAlexia Florman

Carl Alan Mark Florman (born 2 November 1958) is a British businessman and entrepreneur. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the merchant banking group, Maizels, Westerberg & Co.[1][2] and Time Partners Limited.[3] Florman led the review of governance for UK public bodies in 2021.[4]

Education and professional background

Florman was educated at Harrow before attending the London School of Economics.[5][6]

In 1992, Florman was co-founder and later CEO of Maizels, Westerberg & Co.[7]

In 2009, Florman co-founded 8Miles,[8] an African private equity firm, with Bob Geldof and Kofi Annan.[9]

In 2013, Mark Florman co-founded the investment and corporate advisory firm Time Partners.[10] A stated aim of the company is to create a virtuous circle between the way in which a company is run, its ability to attract capital and its service to the broader community.[11][12][13]

On 20 March 2015, Mark Florman was appointed to the BBC Trust. Florman's term began on 1 April 2015 and ended in April 2017.[7][14][15]

In 2018, he was appointed as a non-executive director of the Home Office.

In 2021, he became chair of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Mauritius, the Mauritius Investment Corporation (MIC).[16]

The External Rate of Return

In February 2016, Mark Florman in conjunction with Dr Robyn Klingler-Vidra, King's College London and LSE Enterprise with Mr Martim Jacinto Facada; created the External Rate of Return (ERR), an inclusive, transparency index for measuring the overall impact of business activities upon the economy and society in general.[17][18]

Philanthropic activities

Florman co-founded the UK social justice and poverty think tank Centre for Social Justice in 2004 alongside Iain Duncan Smith, Tim Montgomerie and Philippa Stroud.[19][20]

He is life Ambassador to the Centre for Social Justice[21] and Build Africa.[22]

Academic Relationships

Florman is a distinguished fellow at INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative, a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics and a visiting professor at the Policy Institute King's College London.

Political work

According to the Register of Members' Interests Florman donated £2,500 to Boris Johnson (Registered 23 December 2019).[23]


  1. ^ "Mark Florman: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg".
  2. ^ "Biography". 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Mark Florman". Time Partners. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  4. ^ "Public Bodies Non-Executive Director Principles". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  5. ^ "Mark Florman, Trustee for England". Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Mark Florman: 'We have to stop fighting the past as there's a bigger threat to come'". Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  7. ^ a b "BBC - Mark Florman, Trustee for England - BBC Trust".
  8. ^ "Home - 8 Miles". 8 Miles. 30 May 2018.
  9. ^ Palmer, Kate (9 September 2016). "BBC trustee Mark Florman to chair Europe-wide private equity industry body". The Telegraph – via
  10. ^ "Time Partners". Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Financial Times". 15 June 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Financial Times". 9 June 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  13. ^ "INSEAD KNOWLEDGE, Impact Investing in Covid-19 Times: A Three-Step Mission". 18 June 2020. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  14. ^ "BBC Trust appointments announced".
  15. ^ Science, London School of Economics and Political. "Mark Florman".
  16. ^ "Leadership - Mauritius Investment Corporation".
  17. ^ "Impact statement" (PDF).
  18. ^ "Report" (PDF).
  19. ^ "Companies House: List of Officers of the Centre for Social Justice".
  20. ^ "Interview: Mark Florman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association".
  21. ^ "Gavin Poole and Mark Florman take charge of Centre for Social Justice - Conservative Home". 27 June 2010.
  22. ^ "Build Africa - Patrons and Ambassadors". 5 November 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  23. ^ "House of Commons - the Register of Members' Financial Interests (14 April 2020: Johnson, Boris )".