Mark Simpson

Mr Mark Simpson

Appointed By: Secretary of State for the Environment

Address: Holne Park Farm, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 7NR

Telephone: 01364 653339


Committees and Panels:
National Park Authority; Development Management Committee

Biographical Details
Mark studied Rural Land Management at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He worked for 5 years as an agent on a large estate in Sussex looking after 120 residential properties, commercial properties, 1200 acres of forestry, as well as both let and in-hand farms.  Mark returned to Dartmoor in 1999 taking on the family owned River Dart Country Park at Ashburton.  He has taken an active role in managing part of the family estate around Holne Park, including a farming and forestry business in partnership with his wife.  Mark was Chairman and then President of the Devon Branch of the Country Landowners Association 2012-2016, has been a member of the Devon Countryside Access Forum since 2011 and is currently Chairman and a Director of the Dartmoor Wood Fuel Cooperative based at Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet.