Before joining the town council, Mark enjoyed a varied career in local government working for county and metropolitan borough councils in the north of England before joining Cherwell District Council in 1990.
Mark will continue to live locally and retain his away-from-work interests.
As a past secretary of Banbury Rotary Club, Mark is looking forward to continuing as an active Rotarian.
He is a member of the Cherwell Strollers Walking Football Club and a keen supporter of Banbury United. He will devote more time to both activities.
Leader of the town council Kieron Mallon said: “Mark will be greatly missed. Under his stewardship the town council has established itself as a vital part of the Banbury community.
“He set an extremely high standard and was highly respected wherever he went. He will be a hard act to follow.”
"Mark will be succeeded by his deputy of nine years, Mark Hassall, who will take up a new combined role of town clerk and responsible finance officer with effect from 1 April 2022.”