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 the 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.
Mark Carnegie has been a trustee of Time and Tide Foundation since 2016 and in 2021 became Chairperson of the Foundation.
The Time & Tide Foundation facilitates educational and economic opportunities for some of the most traditionally undervalued residents in our communities, namely children with special needs, pre-adolescent girls and women who dropped out of school.
The Foundation works in residential communities that immediately neighbour Time + Tide lodges. These span 4 protected areas (3 in Zambia and 1 in Madagascar), 300 villages and 30 schools. In 2022, we have 730 primary beneficiaries registered in our core programmes, 8,900 secondary beneficiaries and a wider audience of over 19,000 residents indirectly benefitting from our activities.
Thoughts & Readings
Some of the articles below were written by Mark, some by others (and are credited as such). All cover topics and ideas Mark sees as impactful to the Crypto landscape.