Mark is an academically trained professional forester with over 40 years’ experience working in both native forests and plantations for both government and private industry in Victoria and Tasmania. This includes 24 years as a Victorian-based independent forestry consultant/contractor.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Foresters of Australia and has been a regular commentator on forestry issues in the public arena for many years, mainly via online media outlets. He has written two books on the enviro-political campaigning against multiple-use native forest management, including its implications for effective bushfire management. The most recent of these was published by Connor Court in 2018.