Mark Garnier was born in 1963 in London and is married to Caroline. Together, they have three children; Edward, Jemima and George. Mark went to school at Charterhouse, in Surrey, before embarking on a career in the City of London in 1982. Mark was elected to serve the constituency of Wyre Forest in 2010, but has been an active campaigner in the area since January 2004, standing for election at the 2005 general election. Mark has served on the influential Treasury Select Committee and brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in banking and investment management, taking a specific interest in financial regulation and the banking sector. Mark also serves as an officer on a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups, including The Economy of the West Midlands, Combating Metal Theft, Heritage Railways, Financial Education for Young People, European Reform, Telehealth, Space, Economics Money and Banking, and Infrastructure, as well as participating in a number of others. Mark is also a keen member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme and a vice chair of Conservative Friends of America. Mark is a governor of Kidderminster College and takes an active interest in the local community in Wyre Forest, supporting local charities and other organisations. Outside Wyre Forest and his political interests, Mark is a Freeman of the City of London, sitting on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coachmakers. In his free time, Mark is a keen photographer as well as a keen target rifle shot, and is an enthusiast in both historic motoring and historic aviation.