Have you met Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur yet? Now is your chance to get to know more about the incredible life and career of Mark Sowerby and his important role in shaping the Innovation Ecosystem in Queensland as Chief Entrepreneur at this Beachside Chat hosted by IT Forum Gold Coast and supported by Opmantek and the Gold Coast Hub.
Hub members can access discounted tickets ($15) using the promo code: itforumgchub
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Anticipated Attendance: 50-80
Mark Sowerby is the Founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed (ASX: BLA) alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds and agriculture.
Ten years after starting Blue Sky, Mark handed the business over to the team to spend more time with his wife Heidi and his two sons, Lachlan and Patrick, and to help with projects that have a positive social impact.
At the time of his “retirement” Blue Sky had a market capitalization of more than $500m, $2.4 billion under management, investment returns of 16.7% pa compounding, and was amongst Australia’s top 300 listed companies.
In 2015, Mark received the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, was recognised as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Queensland (listed), and completed a successful crossing of the English Channel.
Mark serves on the Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Racing Queensland, and was recently appointed by the Premier as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.
Mark is originally from Warren in western NSW, studying Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland before completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (UQ).
Date: Wednesday 31st May
Venue: Southport Yacht Club
Address: 1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach, 4217, Queensland, Australia
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $15 with promo code (itforumgchub)