Mark Taylor

mark taylorPrincipal Advisor

Industry Experience:
Mark Taylor is an experienced chartered accountant and professional Board Director with experience on both listed and unlisted groups. He is a depth of financial expertise, a non-executive board director and advisor with extensive experience restructuring private businesses for the next stage of their development (including floating where appropriate), raising capital and debt, funds management & investment, aligning the interests of employees, directors and shareholders to new directions, and structuring companies and groups for tax purposes and return on investment.

Mark has a strong passion and familiarity with the Victorian property industry having spent 21 years as an owner and director of the Becton Property Group with specific expertise and interest in property funds management, the retirement living industry, and the problems associated with the provision of social housing.

Mark brings to Bond Street 180 and its client’s relevant and direct board experience, governance and compliance skills:
  • Over 30 years relevant experience in business in UK and Australia, and 25 years discharging responsibilities as a company director and secretary and including’ 10 years on Audit and Risk Committee including Chair experience, Investment committee and Compliance committee experience
  • Listed board experience
  • Listed and unlisted Company Secretarial experience inc’ liaison with ASX and ASIC
  • Qualified chartered accountant  – specific financial, accounting  and tax literacy, including the ability to read and understand complex financial statements, ask pertinent questions about them, and interpret and evaluate answers
  • A proven ability to quickly understand new businesses and industries, their structures, products and services
  • A mindset that is objective and independent of the entity’s management
  • Non-executive appointments that can complement or survive a ‘turnaround’
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to offer different perspectives and constructive suggestions
  • High level of personal integrity and ethics – an ability to take difficult but constructive stands at meetings where necessary
  • Strong legal, compliance, governance, risk management and international commercial background
  • Specific experience in property, debt and equity financing, family groups, and succession planning
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in raisings and operations conducted under the Managed Investments Act (MIA) – experience includes many years as Responsible Officer (RO)
  • Credit experience (including analysis, negotiation, structuring, recommending, documenting and securing) both as a lender (Mezzanine Debt & performance bonds), investor (listed trust investor into direct property and MIAs, and renounceable sales contracts) and borrower (all forms of debt instruments including conventional construction and long term hold facilities, working capital facilities, LCs, convertible instruments, corporate bonds, performance notes, hybrids)
  • Extensive bond and insurance experience including property value insurance (put options)
Qualifications and Memberships:
  • BSc (Hons) - Accounting and Financial Analysis
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Finance and Treasury Association
Contact Details:

M: +61 417 832 000
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Current directorships and appointments:
  • Director, A E Smith & Son Pty Ltd – non-exec’ independent role at Australia’s largest privately owned air-conditioning and mechanical services contractor. Role to provide finance, audit and risk expertise to the sole owner and a majority non-exec independent board including’ important succession planning issues
  • Director, Summer Foundation & Chair Board Audit and Risk Committee, Property Advisory Panel Member : philanthropic role assisting State and Federal Governments to ‘understand’ and existing operators to ‘meet’ the housing needs of disabled young people with a specific objective to get young disabled people out of nursing homes
  • Director, Allegianz Pty Ltd – holder of Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) No’ 320086 and shareholder of Bond Street Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd an entity associate with the Bond Street Group – Director and Responsible Manager – private corporate-advisory firm and nascent funds management business
  • Non- Executive Chairman Bond Street Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd - an entity associated with the Bond Street Group
  • Director, Cranleigh Capital Management Pty Ltd and Cranleigh Australia Holdings Pty Ltd –  non-exec’ independent role at private New Zealand head-quartered and owned  investment banking, funds management and independent corporate advisory
  • Advisory Board Member, Porter Davis Homes Group – private leading Victorian house building business. Role to provide finance experience to the three owners and mentoring to a young CEO and CFO
  • Advisory Board Member, Red.C Group – private Victorian property development and development management business. Role to provide finance experience and mentoring to a young board
  • Advisory Board Member, PGA Properties Pty Ltd – private family property investment company
  • Alpha Partners – contract role with private property advisory and investment business, includes recent successfully completed  mandate to raise $50m capital for small listed property
  • Director, Eighth Spirit Pty Ltd – trustee company and superannuation fund trustee
  • Director, Malvern Lodge Pty Ltd  & Edgecraft Pty Ltd - investment companies
  • Advisory Board Member, Seawind Catamarans – once Australia’s largest and most successful private builder and seller of cruising catamarans, this business suffered from the high Australian dollar and local labour market intransigence, high cost, and low productivity. A recent shift of manufacturing base to Vietnam and full closure of Australian manufacturing in 2012 are intended to set the scene for its long term survival
To talk to Mark today,contact him online or call +61 417 832 000.


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