Joint Creative Director, Founding Partner
Mark Waites was born in Leeds, England. There he got an education, an accent and a football team.
He is Joint Creative Director and a founding partner of Mother. He started his career in London where he worked for several agencies including BMP, Legas Delaney and O&M.
In ’92 he moved to New York and worked for a couple of agencies with a 6 month break in-between shops to ride a motorcycle from Alaska to the tip of South America.
Over 12 years ago Mark moved back to London to be one of four people who started Mother. Mother opened offices in New York, December 2003 and Buenos Aires late 2005.
A short film he wrote and directed was accepted into over 60 film festivals around the World in 2003/4 and picked up ‘Best Short’ in six of them.
Mark also won an EMMY award for "Best National Public Service Campaign" for an HIV awareness TV campaign created for MTV North America and most recently won a BTAA award for his outstanding contribution to the industry.
He sits on the board of VCU Brandcentre, Richmond, VA and is Honorary Chairman of the ANDY’s
He lives in London with his partner Kate and daughter Alice.