Mark Pinkney

Mark’s role in the Trust is to manage the Marketing Database to ensure that Covenantors’ email addresses and details are accurately recorded and maintained, particularly for sending out email communications such as The Tornado Telegraph.  He also helps out on the merchandising team when Tornado is in the North-East.  He was born in Darlington in 1965, unfortunately just a little too late to remember steam and graduated with a degree in Chemistry from York University in 1986, before working at ICI on Teesside as a laboratory chemist.  A career in the chemical industry spanned 2 decades, including a 4-year stint in Saudi Arabia supervising loading and discharging of oil and chemical tankers.  Returning to the UK he spent seven years as Laboratory Manager at Petroplus, North Tees, before leaving to run his own business selling nuts and bolts on the internet, some of which now adorn Tornado’s cab.  He and his partner Lisa have a daughter, Charlotte, who is also a big Tornado fan.