Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Founder of Jack the Ripper Museum

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

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About Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe

Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe is the Founder and owner of the Jack the Ripper Museum in Whitechapel, London. Mark is also a successful property entrepreneur.

Prior to founding the Jack the Ripper Museum Mark had a corporate career with his last role being as Head of Diversity at Google for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Google, Mark was the Global Head of Diversity at Barclays Group. He also held roles in management consulting at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Mark was also the HR Director of Iziko Museums of South Africa.

In 2010 Mark established The Inclusive Foundation, of which he is the Chairman. He is a former Governor of the Museum of London and the former Chairman of the Museum of Docklands London. Mark is a former Board Member of kaleidoscope Trust, an international LGBT human rights organisation.  Mark is  a Director of the Care Trade Charitable Trading Company, the Washington based National Society of High School Scholars and a Board member of the New York based diversity think tank The Centre for Talent & Innovation.  Mark is a member of the Young Foundation “Gender Futures” Advisory Board and a member of the Women’s Business Forum Advisory Board.  Mark is currently a board member of the Royal British Colombia Museum, Canada and Chief Executive Officer of The Global Diversity List, Supported by the Economist.

Mark was ranked in the Top 50 most influential LGBT business people in the world by the Financial Times in 2013. He was ranked amongst the top 25 most influential LGBT people globally by the 2014, 2013 and 2012 World Pride Power Lists. Mark was listed amongst the most 100 influential LGBT people by The Independent in their 2014 Rainbow List.  In 2013 Mark won the Out in the City “Innovator of the Year” Award.  In 2014 Mark won the Out in the City “Inspirational Role Model” Award.  Mark was awarded a special award in recognition of his contribution to diversity and inclusion by the Amy Winehouse Foundation in 2015.

Mark is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London. Mark holds a degree in Business Studies and in a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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