Mark Dance

Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Mark was elected to KCC in 1997 having previously been a Swale Borough Councillor. 

He was initially trained as a Hydrographic Surveyor and had a very successful career in sales and marketing specifically on motivational training. He remains a businessman within the building industry. 

Mark joined the KCC Cabinet in 2007 with an Education brief (Operations Resources and Skills) during which time he oversaw the billion pound capital programme Building Schools for the Future. 

Mark has since chaired the Sport Olympic and Paralympics Group and the Regeneration and Economic Development Scrutiny Committee before taking his current Cabinet Member role (Economic Development) in 2012.  

He believes that business should drive elements of the school curriculum to get the best match for all and he is vehemently of the view that Kent remains open for business.     

Mark represents Whitstable and his hobbies include Clay Shooting, Sailing, Golf and Cribbage.

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