Mark Clayton

Mark is a dynamic and agile CFO and Director for British manufacturing group C2W, a natural intercultural leader with high levels of empathy, over 15 years of leadership experience, and a talent for strategic and operational excellence. Mark is from the UK and moved to China aged only 20 after finishing his accountancy qualifications in pursuit of personal and professional growth, and to have his eyes opened to different cultures. His proven effective leadership skills and foresight with business development have allowed the C2W Group to expand and grow to the family of companies it is today. His high level of ethics and integrity have ensured good governance throughout the group. Mark is advanced in Mandarin Chinese, a fellow member of accounting bodies the AAT, and CIMA & AICPA, and in 2019 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong, where in 2020 he was then elected as Vice Chairman. Mark’s passion is his social purpose of giving back to the community, his greatest achievement was received in February 2019 becoming an international Peace Award laureate, having his work over the years helping children in need with a local NGO he co-founded and chairs in South China recognised in the Field of Philanthropy. In late 2019 this was further recognized when he was awarded the United Nation\'s China 2019 Social Impact Award in the Field of Community and Culture. In early 2023 Mark won the inaugural AAT Excellence Award in the UK highlighting his strong leadership skills and social purpose.