Company: Ellas Kithen
Job title: CEO
Mark joined Ella’s Kitchen in August 2011, drawn to a company whose founding mission is to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food. This purpose permeated throughout the business and continues to be a guiding principle today.
Mark is a passionate advocate of business being used as a force for good and through his leadership at Ella’s, he exemplifies how a business can be both profitable and purposeful.
In February 2016, under Mark’s leadership, Ella’s Kitchen certified as a B Corporation – becoming the second company to do so whilst part of a PLC. The first being Ben & Jerry’s at Unilever.
Mark is a member of the B Lab board, a UK registered charity that supports certified B Corps in the UK – businesses that give equal standing to people, planet and profit. A demonstrative example of this is that Ella’s have committed to becoming net zero by 2030.
Ella’s Kitchen caught the zeitgeist of our times and has really connected with parents and most importantly kids. The brand is now sold in over 33 countries; every second of every day someone, somewhere around the world, eats an Ella’s Kitchen product.
Ella’s Kitchen was named as one of the Top 100 companies to work for by the Sunday Times for four years in a row. The brand also won the award for Supply Chain Excellence at edie’s Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020 for the creation if its business analytics tool which assesses its suppliers on their social and environmental impact.