Mark holds an honours degree in environmental health and further post graduate qualifications in air pollution control, acoustics and health and safety. Mark spent the first seven years of his career specialising in pollution control, working as an environmental health officer. He joined The Banks Group – a privately owned, North East England-based mining, property and renewable energy company in 1991. Since that time, he has worked on the development, operation and restoration of numerous, surface coal mines, waste management schemes, onshore wind farms and commercial and residential property developments throughout the UK.

Mark is now the Environment and Community Director with responsibility for ensuring that Banks Group’s projects maintain a high level of environmental performance and continue to ensure excellence in all its dealings with local communities and other stakeholders.