Mark Crowson OND BSc

Technical Director

Mark brings high-level IT and engineering skills from outside the hospitality industry, which means a fresh eye and innovative thinking – key qualities for MYA.

With a degree in computer science focussing on cybernetics, artificial intelligence and robotics, Mark has over 35 years’ experience working on complex system design and programming within the insurance and finance industries. He has led programming teams, innovated, supported and implemented transformational technology.

Mark joined MYA in March 2019. Since then his projects have included:

  • The development of a cleaning measurement model for a global on-line booking platform.
  • A software system to manage complex procurement tenders.
  • A recipe-management system for easy tracking of allergens and special dietary requirements.

Mark is working alongside non-executive director Nick Shaw to spearhead our move into robotics with a large Japanese manufacturing partner.

Key Skills

  • Analyst and project team leader
  • Technological problem solving
  • Programme builder and innovator
  • Change management control and supervision
  • Data conversion programming
  • IBM mainframe expertise

In his off-duty moments, Mark is known in the motorcycle world as the ‘Quasar guru’. The Quasar was a futuristic roofed luxury motorcycle produced in Britain in the late 1970’s; Mark is still supporting the community of Quasar owners, while perfecting the engineering on his own machines.

  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader,
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle