Mark is a Land Agent with a strong agricultural background having spent the first 20 years of his life living, and mucking in, on a 300 acre tenanted family farm near Tisbury, south Wiltshire.  Early in his career Mark worked in Livestock Markets in Shaftesbury and Salisbury and has also been involved in the management of some significant rural estates in Wiltshire and Northamptonshire.

He is currently the Senior Estate Manager for the National Trust in Purbeck; previously he was Head of Estates for the 254,000 Ha Public Forest Estate in England which the Forestry Commission manages on behalf of the Government, and over 20 years has managed diverse property portfolios from Cumbria to the New Forest and Dorset.

In his home life, Mark has been the Director of a Community Land Trust and Community Interest Company in Wilton and continues to be inspired by the work of wildlife champions across Wiltshire. His family home is in Westbury.