Head of Private Client Solutions
Mark is the Head of Private Client Solutions and Intermediaries with FIIG. He has a diverse background including legal, financial services, professional sport, rugby commentary, charity work and Board directorships. Following completion of his law degree at QUT he practiced as a lawyer in Brisbane over a 10 year period and combined this with a professional rugby union sporting career representing both the Queensland Reds and Wallabies.
Mark’s rugby career highlights include winning the 1999 World Cup as well as Bledisloe Cup and Tri-Nations Series’ victories with the Wallabies, and Super 10 Championship wins with the Queensland Reds. During his professional rugby union career he also lived and played rugby in both England and Japan, has been a frequent speaker and presenter including holding a long time rugby commentary role with Radio 4TAB over two decades. Mark previously served on the Board of the Australia Rugby Union from 2007 to 2012 and then the Queensland Rugby Union from April 2012 until July 2019. In February 2017, he joined the Board of the Australia Japan Foundation which is Australia’s oldest cultural council supporting people-to-people links underpinning this key bilateral and regional relationship between Australia and Japan.
Mark worked in the Financial Services Industry with Wilson HTM for 10 years before joining FIIG in mid-2016 as its Queensland State Manager. He was appointed as FIIG’s Head of Private Client Solutions in mid-2018. Mark is still a current serving Board Member of the Australia Japan Foundation.