Dr Mark Caul joined Tesco from M&S in October 2011, with the ambition to provide thought leadership on Tesco’s Packaging strategy. A Materials Engineer by training, he has previously spent time in diverse industries such as Forestry, Nuclear Energy, and Civil Engineering before settling into a packaging career with over 10 of those years spent as senior packaging technologist at M&S.
Mark also is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials and sits on the board of the UK Packaging Society.
He is a keen to encourage innovation, having an open door policy for everyone with a good idea, whether this is a customer, a student, a packaging company, a food company, a college, or indeed the entrepreneurs.
The end consumer drives Marks passion for the packaging industry whilst safety remains at the core of everything he does – something that he would like to believe he has a renowned expertise for.
Sustainability is clearly the biggest thing on his mind, and although apparently quite on conference scene as well as other public forums, mark has been working diligently in the background on change initiatives within Tesco, but also as a member of government and industry working groups.
He currently lives in the sculpture Town of Harlow, has been married without the certificate for 28 years, fusses over his 2 cats, is an avid reader of ‘rubbish novels’, enjoys all short cuts to ‘easy gardening’, and watches ‘far too much television’. On a serious note, he also enjoys putting something back into the industry that has given him a career; for example encouraging start-up companies and mentoring others.