Higson has spent much of his career running a range of large UK and international businesses. Between 2007 and 2014 he was managing director operations at the Royal Mail in the UK. Prior to that he was with BPB plc, the building materials group, where he held a variety of senior leadership positions including running large manufacturing businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, he spent 12 years with Courtaulds plc and for the past three years has been working in private equity with Advent.
Mark succeeds Patrick Headon who left Wolseley at the end of last year, after two years in the role.