40th Birthday Celebration and Awards


with special guest speaker, Mark Carnegie

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate advisor in New York, London and Sydney. From 1990 to 2000 Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of Hellman & Friedman following his training on Wall Street with James D. Wolfensohn and in London at Hudson Conway with Lloyd Williams. In 2000 Mark co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co Pty Limited with John Wylie. Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard Inc in 2007, and following the sale, Mark was appointed the CEO of Lazard Australia Private Equity. Throughout his career, Mark has been involved in a range of diverse Australian and Asian investments and has participated in groups that have acquired major stakes in the Courage Pub Estate, John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings, SCTV, Macquarie Radio Network, Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations. As a corporate advisor, Mark has advised Qantas and Coles Myer on general strategic matters, Westfield on its $22 billion merger and Qantas on its JetStarAsia start-up in Singapore. Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.

About the dinner

Founded in 1977, the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation will celebrate its 40th Anniversary and Awards Night in November 2017.

To celebrate this milestone and the Foundation’s continuing support for medical research, NFMRI will be holding a celebratory dinner at the Australian National Maritime Museum in the evening on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017.

At this event we will showcase some of Australia’s up-and-coming research innovations, celebrate our past and current achievements and make some exciting funding and social impact announcements, including awarding the inaugural Dr John Raftos AM Medal.

Whether you are someone with an interest in medical breakthroughs, new innovations and research, building an effective ecosystem or someone who wants to make a difference, we look forward to welcoming you.

Who should attend?

On the night, you will have the opportunity to connect with eminent leaders from business, government, research and philanthropy.

Executives and management from the following groups will benefit from attending our 40th Anniversary and Awards Dinner:

  • Philanthropists
  • Private and Social Investors
  • Government
  • Corporations and Industry Leaders
  • Researchers and Knowledge Commercialisation Specialists
  • Financial and Investment Services
  • Universities and Medical Research Institutes
  • Trusts & Foundations


Table registrations may be done via the form below.  Individual tickets are available for purchase via EventBrite here

The cost per table is $2,200 incl. GST and individual tickets are $250 incl. GST.

Organisations who wish to purchase a table of 10 for NFMRI’s 40th Anniversary Dinner may do so by completing the form below. An invoice will be generated and sent to the contact details provided below for payment by electronic funds transfer. Please note that tables will only be considered as confirmed once funds have been received.

Also, organisations who choose to allocate one or more seats on their table to support complimentary dinner attendance of a researcher or member of NFMRI will be considered corporate table sponsors and with this they will have the opportunity to have their logo displayed on the table, on the event webpage and on seat allocation charts at the dinner.

NFMRI will contact you a few weeks ahead of the event to confirm the names and dietary requirements of those attending the dinner.

For further information please contact Nancy Ranner

Download the flyer here

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