Mark Cook 

Mark Cook 
Director, Government Affairs 
Medtronic UK & Ireland Limited

Mark has spent 25 years in roles within the health sector including biologicals/pharmaceuticals, medical technology and consultancy before joining Medtronic in 2008.  

Currently responsible for determining the direction of Medtronic in areas such as strategy, government relations policy including the implications of BREXIT for the UK and individually within the devolved nations, as well as issues surrounding regulation and trade.

In addition, Mark represents Medtronic in industry trade bodies including ABHI, MedTech Europe, ADVAMED and has published on healthcare resource utilisation in areas such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure. 

In February 2018 Mark joined the Life Sciences Industrial Leadership Group in Scotland and continues to support decision making for non-medicine technologies through membership of the Scottish Health Technology Group. 

In Tayside, Mark has led on the partnership between University of Dundee, NHS Tayside & Medtronic which has led to the creation of Dundee Institute Of Healthcare Simulation and inclusion of MedTech requests within the Tay Cities bids.