About The Speaker...
Mark served eleven years in the Royal Air Force as an aerial photographic processor on maritime and ground reconnaissance squadrons, followed by twenty-two years as a police officer for South Wales in a variety of frontline response and community roles. More notably he specialised in ‘wildlife crime’ and gained a reputation as the ‘Go To’ Police Wildlife Crime officer. Mark has received police commendations for, off duty arrests, incident management, and his wildlife crime partnership work. He has received a Royal Humane Society Award for saving life and was nationally recognised in 2015 as the UK Wildlife Crime Enforcer of the year sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Mark has featured on radio and in news broadcasts, as well as on television for his Wildlife Crime work. Mark now works for a conservation charity and advises UK Police services on wildlife crime enforcement. When time allows, he enjoys exploring and photographing the natural world.
About Their Talks...
Mark Provides two talks the first;
Wildlife Crime Enforcement – This presentation is on the UK’s wildlife crime priorities, and its capacity to enforce wildlife crime offences. Mark presents this in an educational way giving the audience, case and species examples balancing the emotive topics with some humorous anecdotes.
The second is;
‘Wildlife sightings – Tales of the Unexpected’ in this presentation Mark takes you on a journey of discovery through the analysis of witness evidence during investigations, to show you what unusual species he has found and not found living in the UK. His presentation style is infused with knowledge, experience and passion for his subject.
Through out Marks presentations he seeks to inspire and entertain sharing his experiences past and present with , insightful thought provoking stories and life lessons from his unique career.
Mark can provide after dinner speaking and company lunch time talks.
Marks fees start at £50 to a maximum of £400 for bespoke presentations to meet the needs of the audience. There may be additional costs for travel.