MARK LANG CONSULTING
I am an experienced socio-economic and public policy researcher who, over the last 18 years, has occupied a number of key roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors. I have a PhD from Cardiff University, where I am also an Honorary University Associate at the Sustainable Places Institute.
As a consultant I have worked with clients on a broad range of projects which are listed on my portfolio page. In addition, I was the first Chair of Glandŵr Cymru – The Canal and River Trust in Wales - between 2012-2015, which is the custodian of 2000 miles of inland waterways across England and Wales.
I have undertaken a number of other public service roles including chairing the First Minister’s Advisory Panel that evaluated the work of the Public Policy Institute Wales between 2013-2016. This Panel was established to provide direct policy advice to Welsh Government Ministers. I was also a member of the Future Landscapes Working Group that assisted Welsh Government with its implementation of the Marsden Report on the future of Wales’ National Parks.
I was Associate Director (Policy) at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), having previously been Senior Researcher at the Centre for Regeneration Excellence in Wales (CREW), and I have significant experience in policy development at local, regional and national levels.
As an expert in place-based sustainable local economic development and regeneration, in 2014 I developed and co-authored (with Professor Dave Adamson) the Deep Place Study of Tredegar, an innovative place-based methodology for developing economically, socially, environmentally and culturally sustainable communities. I am also Co-Director of the Deep Place Centre with Professor Adamson which is currently undertaking work in Australia.
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