Mark Hickey has been in the Alcohol industry for 25 Years, with a family of Irish descent coming from Galway, there is no wonder he loves whiskey.
During Marks 25 years in the industry he has worked his way up to his current role with Spirits Platform as National Ambassador program manager.
Constantly travelling across the globe Mark shares his love for whisky & fine spirits,
Marks passion for the industry is clearly obvious when discussing anything whisky with guests, trade & media. Currently writing educational books on whisky history, the education & production of both Scottish & Irish whiskey.
In August 2018 Mark was awarded the 2018/19 Icons of Whisky Scotch whisky ambassador of the year & will represent Australia in the World Ambassador finals in London March.
Mark has always believed in immersing himself in his education, self-funding numerous trips to understand each distillery in greater detail, to therefore output a clear understanding of the methods, history & story of the people behind such amazing brands & distilleries.
He has always believed in first hand education with region interaction through sight, sound, touch & of course taste
By being Irish blood, it has driven Mark to learn & understanding the history of not only his family but also the whisky industry.
It is this passion that drives Mark to keep following his dream to become a global ambassador & complete his book on the category he calls from home.