Bruised, battered and disillusioned? Mark Lund walks away from public life

Beware government bodies bearing gifts, should be the new mantra of COI chief executive Mark Lund, as he begins the hunt for suitable boxes for his belongings after just 22 months at the helm.

Bruised, battered and disillusioned? Mark Lund walks away from public life
Bruised, battered and disillusioned? Mark Lund walks away from public life

The widely admired adman announced he’s had enough of public sector life this week, just days before the Cabinet Office is expected to unveil yet another strategic direction for the COI.

"He’d be well within his rights to feel bruised, battered and disillusioned," admits one of his former COI staff. "He led from the front during a time when no one knew where we were going."

Read more about Lund's COI experience here.

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