In 1974 Mark started a small business, which has since grown into Active Tree Services, an industry leading organisation.
Mark has been instrumental in bringing together tree contracting organisations through leadership of industry bodies and the sponsorship of Arboriculture Australia and Utility Arborist Association of Australia. He has played a key role in raising the level of professionalism and safety through the development of an industry code of practice and standards.
In 2004 Mark was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year for the services industry in NSW. In 2011 he invented the Bushi, a remote controlled boom saw and in 2012 Mark was selected by Australian Arbor Age as the first Living Legend of the Australian tree industry.
His passion for the business and the industry remains unabated.