Mark is a Partner and Senior Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills, an international law firm with offices in over 25 countries.
He is the immediate past CEO of HSF having served as the Global CEO for 2 terms over 2014-2020. He was also Chair of the firm’s Global Executive, Chair of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Group and a Member of the HSF Global Partnership Council. Mark was based in London from 2013 until 2020.
As CEO Mark was responsible for developing and driving the firm’s “Beyond 2020” global strategy, which centred on five key areas: clients, sectors and products; people, performance and leadership; service delivery; innovation and technology; and platform.
During his 6 years as CEO large parts of HSF’s “Beyond 2020” global strategy have been implemented under his leadership including:
Underpinning this is his deep belief in:
Prior to becoming our CEO, he was a member of the management team having led a number of practice groups including Head of the Banking group and Head of the Corporate Practice. Additionally he undertook the role of managing the global client portfolio as Managing Partner, Clients and Industries.
Before his senior leadership roles, Mark practised in the Finance Group based in advising banks and sponsors with a focus on the infrastructure, real estate and financial services sectors.
He is a member of the Business Council of Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Mark is a Board Member of the European Australian Business Council, Redkite Children’s Charity and Marymount International School for Girls in London.
Partner and Senior Adviser
Herbert Smith Freehills