Mark Mariotti was born in the USA and has dual US and Italian nationality.
From 2004-2006 he was Development Director for A Rocha International. Prior to this he worked for fifteen years with a variety of NGOs and UN projects in Africa and Eastern Europe. He has a wide experience of project development and management in many different contexts.
He is currently the National Director for Ireland and the UK of a biometric security company located in various European countries. His home is in the south of France. His wife, Marion, is Irish, and they have three daughters, Luca, Chloe and Olivia.