Our guest is Mark Carnegie - Founder & Principal of MH Carnegie & Co and one of Australia's most recognised & respected venture capitalists, corporate advisors & thought-leaders. Throughout a career spanning in excess of thirty years, Mark has become a global specialist and a household name in business circles owing to an extraordinary portfolio of business success. As an adviser, Mark has worked closely with Australian corporate icons including Qantas & Coles Myer on their strategic programs, as well as with Westfield on it's $22b merger with Unibail-Rodamco in 2018. As an investor, Mark has been intimately involved in a cross-section of Asian-Pacific investments via major stakes in companies including John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings & Macquarie Radio Network to name but a few. As a venture capitalist and private equity pioneer, Mark worked directly with Lloyd Williams and Hudson Conway in London as well as in New York with famed lawyer, investment banker & economist Sir James Wolfensohn KBE AO. In 2000, he co-founded advisory & private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co with legendary investor John Wylie, a business that was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard, some seven years later.