Mark Payton studied journalism at the London College of Printing in the late 80s, before cutting his teeth for two years as a reporter with a local London newspaper.
Mark has edited in just about every specialist magazine market, including photography, motoring, music, caravanning and even personal finance. He edited Haymarket’s two flagship buyer’s guides – What Car? and What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision – during the mid-90s, then took on Stuff when Haymarket bought the title from Dennis in 2000.
Mark become digital editorial director of Haymarket Consumer Media (HCM) in 2006, with responsibility for the editorial quality of company’s growing portfolio of websites. In 2010, he became editorial director of HCM, with responsibility for all of its print and digital content.
Mark lives in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey, and can bore for England on the subjects of gadgets and magazine data tables.