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Mark Carnegie,

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate advisor in New York, London and Sydney. From 1990 to 2000 Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of  Hellman  &  Friedman following  his  training  on  Wall  Street with  James  D.  Wolfensohn  and,  in London, at Hudson Conway with Lloyd Williams.   

In 2000 Mark co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co Pty Limited with John Wylie. Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street  bank,  Lazard Inc  in  2007, and  following  the sale,  Mark was appointed the  CEO  of  Lazard Australia Private Equity. 

Throughout  his  career, Mark  has  been involved  in  a  range  of  diverse Australian  and  Asian investments and has participated in groups that have acquired major stakes in the  Courage Pub Estate,  John  Fairfax  Holdings, Hoyts  Cinemas,  Formula  One Holdings,  SCTV,  Macquarie  Radio Network,  Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations. As a corporate advisor, Mark has advised Qantas and Coles Myer on general strategic matters, Westfield on its A$22 billion merger and Qantas on its JetStarAsia start-up in Singapore. 

Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University.  He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.