At the end of last year, we farewelled long-serving CEO Paul Edginton after more than 18 years. We are happy to share that after receiving many high-quality applications – Mark Hoffman-Davis has been awarded the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mark joined the SYC Executive team in 2018 and has led many functions including Technology, People Operations, Work and Learning Programs. He has led multiple projects resulting in the overhaul of key technology infrastructure and our operational performance has improved under his leadership.  

Prior to joining SYC, Mark worked with Academy Services for 17 years, most recently as their General Manager and CEO. He has extensive experience of managing operations in multiple states and with government contracts, so he understands the need to balance performance, compliance and maintain a strong community license to operate.

Before joining the Executive team, Mark was a long-time supporter of SYC. He sponsored our HYPA Housing program for many years, was a key fundraising event supporter and volunteered on advisory committees.

Mark said he is excited about the challenge of leading SYC as Chief Executive Officer.

“SYC does such amazing work and we are blessed to have been led by Paul for so long. He was a truly inspirational and impactful leader, a mentor and friend to so many of us and he will be sorely missed. Together, working as one, we will take the great legacy Paul leaves us with and we will go from strength to strength.”

“I would like to acknowledge the great work of our small-but-powerful executive team over the past year. I have every confidence they will embrace the challenges of the new year as the leadership team takes on a new shape,” Mark said.