Mark started working for the NAS in 2001 as a Training and Administration Officer and has subsequently moved from Training Officer to Project Officer, Project Manager and since April 2009 has been the NAS Programme Director. Mark is responsible for the day to day operation of the NAS office in Portsmouth including overall supervision of all training and project opportunities.
Mark studied Archaeology at Southampton University between 1993-1996 and returned to Southampton in 1999-2000 to undertake the MA in Maritime Archaeology. He has worked in the Guernsey, Sweden, the Caribbean and throughout the UK. Although already a BSAC Advanced Diver and Instructor, Mark undertook his commercial scuba and surface supplied diver training at Fort Bovisand, Plymouth in 1999. Current projects include working on two of the UK’s designated wreck sites - the Holland 5 submarine, the Norman’s Bay Wreck. Mark has also project managed a 5 year study of the collection of vessels in Forton Lake, Gosport, UK which in 2011 was published as an NAS Monograph.