Mark Kambites obtained his first degree (2000) and PhD (2003) from the University of York. He held research fellowships in Canada and Germany, before joining the School of Mathematics in Manchester as an RCUK Academic Fellow in 2006. At the end of the fellowship, in 2011, he became a Senior Lecturer, and was promoted in 2013 to Reader and then in 2016 to Professor of Pure Mathematics. He is the central organiser of the North British Semigroups and Applications Network, and since 2009 has served on the editorial board of the journal Communications in Algebra. Since 2015 he has served as Head of the Pure Mathematics Group within the School of Mathematics. For further details, please see his homepage.