Mark Atkinson


Mark is a unique, inspirational and driven leader. But what he should be celebrated for above all else, is his work to build back a sustainable and responsive charity that will far outlive his time as CEO. In serious difficulty just three years ago, RNID has completely transformed almost every aspect of its operating model and revitalised and focused its strategic objectives: all driven by Mark’s vision and leadership.

This year the 100+ year old organisation for deaf people and people with hearing loss or tinnitus is truly coming into its own as a modern, insight-led charity, staffed by passionate, skilled, motivated professionals who are fully focused on delivering positive change for our communities. A revived RNID is already making a difference – for instance over 53,000 people have taken our unique digital hearing check, as a first step to better hearing health.