Mark studied at Desborough School and did a Technical Apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in Derby, where he achieved an HTC in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a Project Manager mainly in the Automotive Industry for over 30 years. In 2013, Mark became the Chairman of the Furze Platt Action Group, which helped lessen the impact to the community when the Golden Harp, in Maidenhead, was converted into a convenience store.
During this time, he became involved with the local CAMRA branch and is now the Pub Protection Officer for Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead. Since its inauguration in 2016, he has been the Chairman of the Craufurd Arms Society Limited which brought the pint-sized pub into community ownership.
He also assisted in the opening of the Swan in Clewer in 2019, now owned and operated by a successful community group. Mark lives in Maidenhead, is married with five children and enjoys swimming, and socialising with family and friends.