Mark Corden, Specsavers (UK)

2021 HRD Global 100

former global director of people technology and operations

Mark Corden is the transformation director at Corden Consulting, which enables organisations to build better business through organisation capability, people experience, and transformation leadership. He was previously the global director of people technology and operations at Specsavers, where he led the evolution of apprenticeships at the organisation from January 2017 to August 2020. Under Corden’s leadership, Specsavers has defined and delivered a strategy for apprenticeships that saw the company welcome its 1,000th apprentice by 2018. Prior to Specsavers, Corden has worked in senior transformation and people leadership roles within the public and private sector for 20-plus years.