Mark Harding is Managing Director of Showsec, Chairman of the United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) and a member of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) Strategic Advisory Group.
Mark began permanent operational employment with the company in 1995 following a decade of part-time security and crowd management experience. He worked at the iconic Manchester Arena, then Europe’s largest multi-purpose venue, progressing to Operations Director to oversee operations.
With his appointment to Managing Director in 2002, Mark steered Showsec to be a continuously progressive company with people at its core, delivering consistent excellence and forging strong client relationships. The company moves from strength to strength and operates at over 450 venues throughout the UK, has over 4000 staff and has developed a unique management development program producing over sixty members of staff with bespoke crowd management degrees.
Respected by industry stakeholders, he has been at the forefront of co-ordinating commercially competitive groups, government agencies and organisations with diverse interests to achieve industry progress and develop standards.