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Mark Turley profile
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Director of Services for Communities
Mark was born in the West Midlands in 1960. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Leicester in 1981 and began working for Sheffield City Council as a Rent Collector in the same year. In 1985 Mark qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing and in 1990 graduated with a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Sheffield Business School.
After progressing through various management positions Mark was appointed Deputy Director of Housing for York City Council in 1990. In December 1993 Mark began working for the City of Edinburgh Council as Director of Housing, becoming the Director of Services for Communities in 2006.
Mark is the lead director for a wide range of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of the Council's performance. He has served on a number of national bodies including the Homelessness Task Force, the Anti-Social Behaviour Working Group, the Empty Homes Working Group and the National Housing Partnership Working Group.
Mark is a keen violinist, served on the Children's Panel for three years and would like more time to travel and read.