Mark joined SVA in 2012 and leads all housing and property related transactions within the Impact Investing team. Specifically, Mark works across the social, affordable, disability and Indigenous housing sectors to structure financing opportunities that generate both a financial and social return for investors and the broader community. This included Mark leading the due diligence, structuring and documentation of SVA’s first transaction from its $30m social impact fund, seeded by Hesta, a $35bn industry super fund. This deal was a $7m debt and equity financing into a community housing provider in QLD which enabled the it to acquire the management rights of a large-scale portfolio of NRAS properties. Mark has also developed an organisational wide strategic perspective on housing, recognising the need for increased supply of stock along the housing continuum supported by more effective services and where appropriate transition opportunities made available to those in need.
Mark previously worked at CBA and Westpac for a decade, across a range of management roles in product, pricing and marketing. In addition, Mark lived and worked in South East Asia as a strategic advisor with Opportunity International and in a commercial banking role with ANZ in East Timor.
Mark was previously a board member of Baptist World Aid and African Enterprise Australia, and is currently studying his Masters of Economics.