Mark Burns, business effectiveness | Vistage | Yorkshire
Chair Bio

Mark Burns

Yorkshire

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 1990. He became an owner of the legal business he joined four years later at the age of 27 and then led the successful takeover of the Partnership in 2009. He led the business as managing partner until 2015 and was responsible for the conversion of the business from a partnership to limited liability – one of the first UK solicitor’s businesses to do this. The business doubled in size during his tenure as Leader.

He sold his interest in the business in 2015 to found a new Private Equity funded corporate law business. Mark’s goal in founding the new legal business was to change the world’s view of lawyers for the better by helping business owners build more stable and valuable businesses. Having successfully launched the business he again sold his interest. He then created Oakfield Consulting to allow him to continue to fulfil his goals outside of mainstream legal practice.

Mark has spent many years mentoring and coaching lawyers in the development of their careers. Many of those lawyers have gone on to long and successful legal careers. He also built and developed from scratch a strong senior leadership team who were not legally qualified.

 

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Mark believes that all people with a will and desire to succeed can go on to do brilliant things if given the right tools and support.

Mark lives in Leeds with his wife Julia and their 4 children. Mark and Julia are both keen triathletes and regularly compete together. Mark is aiming to make the GB team at age group level any time between now and his 90th Birthday. He is a keen sports fan with a real passion for football.

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings

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