Dr Mark Bonnar, Managing Director
Mark is a passionate investor, active board member and experienced executive with valued networks across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. He thrives partnering with hard working entrepreneurs with a vision to disrupt the status quo; particularly in the areas of energy & resources, information & communications technology, industrial processes and new materials.
Before getting into venture capital almost a decade ago 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 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.
Mark holds a BSc in applied physics and a PhD in materials science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.