Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
Cordially Invite Members and Guests to a
Lunch discussion with
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
Mark assumed the role of President and CEO in July 2012 and is responsible for leading the CPP Investment Board and its investment activities.
Mark joined the CPP Investment Board in June 2005 as the organization’s Senior Vice-President, Private Investments.
He was later named Executive Vice-President, Investments, responsible for managing all of the investment activities of the CPP Investment Board – Public Market Investments, Private Investments and Real Estate Investments.
Prior to joining the CPP Investment Board, Mark was responsible for the private equity fund and co-investment program at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Previously, Mark was an officer with Harrowston Inc., a publicly traded Canadian merchant bank and a lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, practicing in New York and Paris. He also served as a law clerk to Madam Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2004 to 2007, Mark was Chairman of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, a non-profit organization committed to serving limited partner investors in the global private equity industry.
Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Mark holds a BA from Queen’s University and a law degree and MBA from the University of Toronto. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, where he obtained a masters degree in law and is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
In 2006, Mark was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He is a Board member for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) and serves on the board of several
not-for-profit organizations, including the Capital Markets Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Right to Play International. He is also a past Chairman of Youth Without Shelter, an emergency shelter for homeless youth.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries. In order to build a diversified portfolio of CPP assets, CPPIB invests in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income instruments.
Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in London and Hong Kong, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the CPP and at arm's length from governments. At September 30, 2012, the CPP Fund totaled C$170.1 billion. CPPIB is a significant investor in Australia, with over $5.2 billion invested in real estate, public equities, private and real estate investment funds, and direct investments. These investments represent approximately 3.2% of CPPIB’s total assets at March 31, 2012.
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