Born in London and raised in Sydney, Mark has over 35 years of experience in the hotel, restaurant and wine
business; fifteen of those years as a Sommelier.
In 2001, he was named Sommelier of the Year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival and he was also
awarded the Spirited Industry Professional title in 2014.
As a Department Head and instructor with the International Sommelier Guild he was instrumental in the on-
going development of the curriculum and has taught many sommeliers and industry professionals in
Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Mark is an annual judge at the Texsom International Wine Awards, Sunset Magazine and international wine
competitions in LA.
Mark has worked for Wine Australia for over ten years, creating inspiring programming for trade and
consumers worldwide. His enthusiasm, knowledge and passion is now being brought to his position as Head
of Education for Wine Australia, North America.