Mark Bourchier, a Horticulturist by profession, has been involved in the field of Ornamental Horticulture for more than 30 years, both as a Nurseryman and Landscape Gardener. He presented, as a Garden Show talkback host on the ABC, and two commercial radio stations, for 23 years and as Horticultural Advisor on various Garden Shows on Adelaide TV Channels 7 and 10. He was a long serving committee member of The South Australian Nurseryman’s Association and is a Past President of the Horticultural Media Association.
Mark now heads The Pulteney Foundation as its Director. A passionate Pulteney Grammar Old Scholar himself, he has responsibility for community and stakeholder engagement including old scholar, current and past parent relationships, publications and strategic communications, event management and major capital raising. Mark is a past President of the Pulteney Old Scholars’ Association.
A keen supporter of veteran affairs, Mark was invited to become a Legatee in 2006. He is a Past President (2015-17) of the Legacy Club of South Australia and Broken Hill, and was Chairman of that Club’s Board between 2016 and 2021. In addition, he Chaired the Board’s Marketing & Fundraising Committee and was a member of the Audit, Risk and Investment, and Youth Committees.
Through his roles as President of The Victoria League and Chairman of The Joint Commonwealth Societies, he is actively involved in the identification and selection of, and funding disbursement to, humanitarian projects in third world Commonwealth countries.
Mark is a of member of The Naval, Military & Air Force Club and a number of motoring clubs, reflecting his interest in a variety of English marques of the vintage and classic eras.
Mark and his wife Jo live in Adelaide, and have two sons, Ted and Will.