Mark Ballard

Director of Strategic Planning and Campaigns

The Director of Strategic Planning and Campaigns is a new role at Children 1st to ensure that the voices of the children and families we support are paramount in our work to uphold their rights to protection, prevention and support to recover from trauma and abuse.

Having provided maternity cover for the Policy Manager at Children 1st since January 2019, Mark brings considerable strategic experience as a former MSP, a Head of Policy at Barnardo’s Scotland and Director of Strategy at Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland.