Mark was first elected to the post of general secretary in December 2000. Mark was re-elected in 2005, and again in 2009.
A former clerical officer in the old DHSS, Mark is unique amongst his peers in other unions having come straight from the shop floor.
Mark is a member of the TUC general council.
Chris Baugh is the assistant general secretary (AGS) of PCS. He has over 30 years of trade union experience in PCS and predecessor unions having served as national vice president and as a member of the national executive committee for many years.
Chris worked for the Land Registry from 1976 and was the lead negotiator and group president when he took up his elected AGS post in 2004. As a socialist and life member of Blackpool and Fylde Trades Council Chris has been involved over many years in a variety of community and trade union based campaigns.
As AGS, Chris is the Union’s National Treasurer with responsibility for Finance, as well as a range of bargaining and regional issues including the devolved administrations. Chris also leads on the PCS Green Agenda, an Alternative Vision for civil and public services and promoting union involvement in Arts/Music/Cultural events.