Mark Burgess

Mark has had an extensive global career based in London, New York and Melbourne in leadership roles at asset managers and owners.

He led as Managing Director, Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, the Future Fund.

The Future Fund is a highly diversified fund invested in global markets across all asset classes including credit, private equity, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, listed equities, fixed income and currencies. Assets held were in excess of $110bn.

Mark was previously, on his return to Australia, CEO of Treasury Group, an Australian listed asset manager.

Prior to this Mark worked in London as Executive Vice Chairman and CEO (EMEA) and Global Chief Investment Officer of Equities and Multi Asset Classes with Credit Suisse Asset Management. He was responsible for the management of global investment offices in Equities and Multi-Assets in Asia, Europe, US and Australia and for joint ventures in emerging markets such as China and through Asia. Assets under management were approximately $200bn at this time.

He has also held the position of Chief Investment Officer (International), American Express Asset Management and CIO for Asset Management (ex Australia) at Colonial First State Investments in London and Melbourne. Earlier in his career he was a senior portfolio manager at BT Investments based in Sydney and New York.

He currently advises large asset owners and managers both in Australia and offshore.