John Mark Castle

Biography

Mark Castle, RCVS Council memberMark Castle is the Chief Executive of the Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity, which he joined from the charity, Victim Support. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, which he joined directly from the British Army.

Mark was born in Irvine, Ayrshire. He joined the British Army from school in 1978 and in a career that spanned 31 years he trained and taught at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, graduated from the Army Staff College and commanded his regiment, the King's Own Scottish Borderers. During his service he travelled extensively and served on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Iraq.

Mark lives in Shropshire and is married to Frances with three children. They have three dogs and two horses.

 

Council Member category

  • Appointed lay member: 2018-2022

 

Committee membership

  • Registration Appeals Committee
  • Standards Committee
  • Fellowship Board

 

Declaration of interests

Directorships

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Appointments to other bodies

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA): Fellow 2016

Lay member, House of Lords Conduct Committee: January 2020 - present

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

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Employment

Field Studies Council: 2018 - present

Victim Support: 2014 - 2018

Association of the Police and Crime Commissioners: 2009 - 2014

British Army: 1978 - 2009

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