Mark Pack to leave Lib Dems for new appointment

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2009

I’m sure LDV readers would like to join with me in congratulating Mark Pack on his new job – he will be leaving the Lib Dems, where he is the party’s head of innovations, this June to take up an appointment as associate director of Mandate Communications, where he will be developing their online PR. The announcement was made today by the Lib Dems’ director of campaigns, Hilary Stephenson:

Mark joined the Lib Dem staff in 2000 – in his own words he has been with us ‘for the entire century!’ He started off working on London elections, then moving on to internet and communications development in the Campaigns Department as well as working very closely on the winning Hornsey and Wood Green campaign in 2005 and more recently heading up Innovations. His contribution has been a very considerable and highly appreciated one right across the organization and his range of expertise not only on new media but also on election law will be missed. Any of you who need to download his brain on any of these issues need to do so over the next two months!

I am sure we all wish Mark success and happiness in his new role. He will be with us until June – so there is still time for the Campaigns Department to enjoy a few more of his inimitable scatter graphs!


The party’s loss is the world of PR’s gain!

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Well, it will reduce the number of innovative new ideas, but it will be safe again to leave chocolates lying around…

by Martin Land on March 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm. Reply #

Are Mandate Communications aware of his vegetarian food eating, rucksack holding terrorist past?

by Painfully Liberal on March 26, 2009 at 3:07 pm. Reply #

Well done to Mark, I am sure he will be sorely missed on this site as well as on the party’s main site.

by wit and wisdom on March 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm. Reply #

Will Mark be continuing his role with LDV? If not, where will we get our daily fix of opposition misdemeanours and shenanigans?
All the best, Mark.

by Bernard Salmon on March 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm. Reply #


by Robson Brown on March 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm. Reply #

“Ask Mark” was our watchword. Not after June. Where will we go for advice and assistance that we know we can rely on?

by Richard Struck on March 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm. Reply #



Best of luck with the new job!

by Huw Dawson on March 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm. Reply #

Ah heck, that “Nooo” should have been in quotes. :p

Is it known yet who’s taking over the role?

by Huw Dawson on March 26, 2009 at 5:40 pm. Reply #

Doom, doom, doom.

by Frank H Little on March 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm. Reply #

Good luck Mark, thanks for all your work

by Joe Taylor on March 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm. Reply #

Can’t resist the opportunity to pay public tribute to Mark’s phenomenal talents – from which I and the Party have benefitted so fully. Mandate are very lucky to have him! But I dare say I will still get the odd text or email………

by lynne featherstone on March 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm. Reply #

Congrats Mark! Are you being directly replaced, or is ‘head of innovations’ old hat yet? 😉

by Ned on March 26, 2009 at 10:11 pm. Reply #

Dammit! He was the only reason I read LDV 🙁

by Sunny on March 27, 2009 at 2:43 am. Reply #

A great shame you are going Mark. Our loss. Maybe Mandate will be hired by LD….

by Belinda Brooks-Gordon on March 27, 2009 at 11:33 am. Reply #

A great loss for the party.

But a great gain for the PR industry.

And a competitor for me. Damn. 😉

I’m glad to report that Mark’s already on the Lib Dems in PR Facebook group…

by Rob Blackie on March 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm. Reply #

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