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Mark Burrows AO

Mark Burrows AO

Adjunct Professor

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Mark  Burrows returned to investment banking after a short retirement in 2011 and is  the Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking Credit  Suisse.

Mark  Burrows has recently been appointed as Senior Advisor to the United Nations  Environment Programme. In this role, Mr. Burrows will look at financing  sustainable growth. This has come after much work in relation to Green Bonds on  the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta in May 2014 and involvement in the African  Forests Summit in June 2014.

Mark  Burrows has a long and distinguished career starting as an Analyst for Barings in London in 1970 after the University in Sydney. He was Executive Chairman of the iconic investment advisory bank Baring Brothers Burrows in Sydney in 1999 and then Managing Director and Executive Deputy  Chairman on ING Barings to 2004 before returning to Australia to start Lazard's  advisory business.

During  his long career, Mr. Burrows was the principal advisor to some of the most  significant and transformational corporate and government transactions in  Australasia. His primary expertise is banking, media and mining and he has  advised governments and the IMF on sovereign debt reconstruction in emerging  markets principally in Argentina. He has served as a Non-Executive Director on  a large number of companies in the United Kingdom, United States and  Australasia, most notably as the Chairman / Deputy Chairman of Brambles,  Fairfax Media and Telstra.

Mr.  Burrows has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public policy  in Australia. He led the development of Australia's national uniform corporate  law which led to the creation of the Australian Securities Commission. He also  co-authored the framework for the Australian system of compulsory  superannuation. He has attended the B20 Summits in Toronto, Seoul, Cannes, Los  Cabos and St Petersburg as a member of the Finance Taskforce. He is a member of  the Australian B20 Leadership Group for the G20/B20 in Australia in 2014.

Mr.  Burrows is an author, dendrologist, environmentalist and gardener. He was  awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to public policy and also  to the arts in Australia particularly through his Chairmanship of the Sydney  Theatre Company and the Museum of Contemporary Art during a time of fundamental  change in those organisations.

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Mark Burrows (Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking, Credit Suisse) delivers his keynote speech on 'Investing in sustainable landscapes'. From the second day of the Forests Asia Summit 2014.

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