Mark has spent the last 23 years serving in the British Army with a year sabbatical spent employed as a prisoner officer. Mark left the Army in 2007. Since then he has worked at Duchy College and with Footsteps, he took over as Co director in Aug 2009.
He has worked closely with many youth groups including the Prince’s Trust and Education to Employment groups and has worked for a number of outward bound companies teaching Management, Leadership and Basic Survival skills. He has an in depth knowledge of creating training programme’s and tailoring them to suit the individual and group needs. He is an experienced trainer who can teach assess and debrief on a variety of subjects. He can offer a vast amount of experience in many fields. Navigation, First aid, Briefings, Basic Survival, Mine awareness, Weapon safety, Administration support to oversea deployments, Personal hygiene, Personal security, Surveillance and Communication skills with and without interpreters. He has first hand experience in West, and East Africa, North America and Central Europe. He has worked in Iraq and has experienced all extremes of environments and weather conditions. He has been involved in planning and executing numerous training exercises and operational deployments.
“Experience without knowledge is greater than knowledge without experience”