He remains a volunteer member of the Air Tattoo Organising Committee and has been supporting this RAF Charitable Trust in various jobs for the last 30 years.
Helping to organise this annual event is where he first became involved with planning and managing large crowds, with the show averaging 80 to 90 thousand spectators a day.
In 1993 he was the Air Show Emergency Planning Manager when two Mig-29s collided overhead with one of them crashing close by where he was stood.
All he remembers thinking is, '…I hope all the planning falls into place…', and breathed a sigh of relief seeing crash line appliances rushing towards the stricken aircraft.
Mark then worked for a few years with, what was, Gloucestershire Ambulance Service. He also carried out the emergency planning for Gloucestershire Airport and other local organisations.
In 1998 he took up the post of Safety Officer for Worcester Rugby Club and left the year before they were promoted to the Premiership in 2003.
It was during his time at Sixways that he, with other Safety Officers from Twickenham, Bath and Leicester, was instrumental in establishing the Rugby Union Safety Officers Association.
Whilst working for Gloucester Rugby, Mark became a full time Emergency Planning Manager within the NHS and has taken early retirement to become the Operations Manager.
He works very closely with the St John Ambulance and was a member of the Gloucestershire St John Ambulance Council for a number of years.
He has very close links with the County Emergency Services and will ensure that the Club continues to work in partnership with these organisations.
As reported in a previous article, Mark was instrumental in forming a charitable working relationship with Pied Piper, a very worthwhile local charity that raises funds for sick children across the County.
During the last 10 years their work on the turnstiles and collections at Kingsholm has raised over £100,000 for the charity.
Mark's experience in planning big events, safety qualifications and knowledge of both the Club and local organisations have made him the ideal candidate to take on the role of Operations Manager.
Mark was born in Gloucester and now lives in Abbeydale. He is very proud to have been given the opportunity to take on his new role to co-ordinate planning and manage operational aspects of the Club.