Mr Mark Burrows
Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking Division, and Australian B20 Leadership member, Credit Suisse
Mark Burrows is the Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking Credit Suisse. He has had a long and distinguished career in investment banking, principally in partnership with Barings in Australia as Executive Chairman of Baring Brothers Burrows and then Managing Director of ING Barings in London. In these roles, Mr Burrows has been the principal advisor on some of the most significant and ground-breaking transactions in media and banking and also sovereign default and international finance.
From 2014, Mr Burrows has worked alongside the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and has acted as Special Advisor to the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), particularly with respect to global financial institutions supporting the transition to a sustainable economy. Mr Burrows delivered keynote addresses at the CIFOR Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta in May and the UNEP Convention in Nairobi in June. Mr Burrows will also be a keynote speaker at the Global Landscapes Forum in Lima in December 2014.
Mr Burrows has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public policy in Australia for which he was awarded the Order of Australia. Mr Burrows led the development of Australia’s national uniform corporate law and also co-authored the report for the framework of Australia’s compulsory superannuation system ($1.6 trillion). As an Australian Treasury nominee he has attended all of the B20/G20 Summits since Toronto in 2010 as a member of the Finance Taskforce. He is also a member of the Australian B20 Leadership Group for the G20/B20 in Australia in 2014, and is Adjunct Professor of Finance at Sydney University.