Dr Mark Bonnar, Managing Director
Based in Sydney, Mark is an experienced investor and active board member with long established international networks. He thrives partnering with hard-working entrepreneurs with a vision to disrupt the status quo; particularly in the areas of distributed energy, resource efficiency, advanced manufacturing and new materials.
Prior to becoming a venture capital investor Mark was part of CSIRO’s corporate transactions team where he was responsible for the birth of several new companies based on CSIRO technology. His early career included the development of advanced materials for applications ranging from biomedical implants to power generation. Then joining Applied Materials Inc. in Silicon Valley he worked inside the World’s largest semiconductor device "fabs" of the time including Intel, Motorola & NEC. Returning to the UK Mark built varied operating experience in start-up, high growth and turn-around settings within several private-equity backed ventures, including as Chief Executive of Applied Thermal Control Ltd and latterly as a technology scout for the UK Government.
Mark holds a BSc in applied physics and a PhD in materials science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.