Mark has lived in Ramsbury for ten years and joined the Governing Body in 2022. He works full-time as a national newspaper journalist in London – and has written three books.

Mark is Patron of Reading Cygnets, a swimming club for people with learning disabilities, and is responsible for the Sir Gordon Palmer Charitable Trust.

Mark’s interests include travel, sport and the music and words of Bob Dylan. He has two grown-up children, one of whom is a primary school teacher.