Mark Kirkpatrick

Senior Learning & Development Consultant

Mark is senior learning and development consultant with RTS Group, designing and delivering programmes for many of our clients, to suit the training needs of their dealerships’ customer-facing staff. Working mainly with management, Mark is also a business consultant for Mazda dealerships.

Mark’s career began in music as a bass guitarist, but he joined the automotive industry through his father’s dealership, progressing his career to dealer principal for a number of different franchises. In 1996, he moved into training with Ford, and for six years was head of learning at the Henry Ford College, at Loughborough University. He joined us in 2009, left for a time to become a freelance consultant, but loved us so much he came back in 2014.

Married with two children and one grandchild, Mark still loves his music and in his spare time plays with bands and in studios.