Mark is a Cayman Islands Attorney with 38 years’ professional experience in commercial and financial law. Originally from the United Kingdom and Australia, he has lived in the Cayman Islands since joining leading offshore law firm, Walkers, in 1994.
Mark was a Partner and Head of Walkers’ Global Investment Funds Group from 1998, later becoming Senior Partner of the Firm until his retirement from full time legal practice in June 2017.
He holds law degrees from the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Jurisprudence, 1980 and Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 1981) and from Jesus College, University of Cambridge (Master of Laws (Hons), 1993). He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales and as an Attorney at Law of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Prior to joining Walkers in 1994, Mark worked as a commercial lawyer with Addleshaw Goddard and Denton Wilde Sapte in London, and with Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Herbert Smith Freehills in Australia.
He is currently a member of the Council of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Cayman Finance, a former Chairman of the Cayman Islands branch of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), a founding member of Hedge Funds Care Cayman, and from time to time served on various Cayman Islands Government and Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) private sector advisory groups.