Mark Williams - Communications Director & NAFA Trustee
British by birth, Canadian by choice, Mark Williams emigrated to Canada with his wife and daughter in 1991 for the better falconry it had to offer and has now been practicing the art for over 45 consecutive seasons in various parts of the world. Mark joined NAFA in 1991 and has served as Canadian NAFA Director, Finance Chair and IAF Canadian delegate for 8 years. He has also served as President for both provincial falconry clubs in Alberta, Canada. Mark spent the final phase of his working career in the Middle East representing a world leading radio telemetry manufacturer in the region for 7 years where he set up radio telemetry sales and service centers in the UAE and worked with a network of distributors in neighboring Arab countries. Mark took advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the legendary Arab hospitality and to fly passage falcons trapped from the region during his time there. He experienced hunting desert hare, Stone Curlew and Houbara in Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Outside of falconry, he has travelled extensively around the world in the off season, continuing his love of the outdoors and other passion for wildlife photography. In 2020 Mark decided to return to his beloved Alberta and take an early retirement, enabling him to spend time with his first grandson and to continue his passion for wildlife photography, flying falcons and hunting big game on the Canadian Prairies.