Mark Whitaker

Mark grew up in north-west England and after living in Bristol moved to Sussex in 2008. He now loves living in a friendly village community with space and nature close to hand.

Mark ran the office and supporter communications for an international development charity fundraising in the UK for clean water, education, health and agriculture projects in rural Zambia. Prior to that he worked for the Soil Association organic farming charity in Bristol and Trafford Education Authority. Mark joined AiRS in late 2021 working to make a difference closer to home, with the Queen’s Green Canopy tree planting project, encouraging people to plant a tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year – in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Mark’s hobbies include walking, mountain biking on the Downs, and sometimes running.  He also enjoys DIY, making furniture and gardening.

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”