Global Head of Private Equity
Mark joined OMERS Private Equity, which manages C$14.2b of Canadian pension fund OMERS C$97B of net assets, as Head of Europe in 2009. Since establishing the London office, Mark led the development of a direct investment capacity for Private Equity in Europe; successfully completing six transactions including V.Group ($520M), Lifeways (£207M), Civica (£390M), Vue (£1B) and ERM ($1.7B). Mark is currently a board member of Vue (cinema operator). In 2015, Mark took on the role of Global Head of Private Equity for OMERS. In 2018, Mark’s responsibilities were augmented further after OMERS Growth Equity and OMERS Ventures, representing the innovation arm of OMERS private investments, formally joined the Private Equity business.
Before OMERS, Mark spent more than 12 years at FTSE-100 private equity firm 3i, latterly as a partner in its buyout business. Following four years in Watford and London, he spent seven years helping to develop 3i's new Amsterdam office, subsequently developing 3i’s market-entry strategy for Turkey. Prior to this, Mark worked at Grant Thornton in London for seven years.
Mark has an MA in Modern History from St Anne’s College, Oxford University and is an ACA Chartered Accountant.
Mark is Chairman of the London Chamber Orchestra, the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra, whose patron is Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. He is also a member of the Investment Committee of St Anne’s College, Oxford University.
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