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Leadership

Ian Love

Founder, CEO

Ian is the Founder and CEO of Blockchain Assets. He holds qualifications in Commerce and Law and has an international business career of more than 30 years.

Ian began researching and investing in blockchain technology in 2016 after attending a tech start-up awards event where his own start-up was shortlisted. Ian was captivated by the potential of this emerging technology and with his background in financial services he saw the opportunity to become Australia’s first crypto asset fund manager and so on 1 July 2017, he formed the Blockchain Early Opportunities Fund.

Prior to his interest in technology, Ian was a Director at Investment Bank Credit Suisse where he spent 14 years as Head of Executive Compensation in the Asia Pacific Region. During his time with Credit Suisse Ian dealt with multiple regulators in more than 15 different jurisdictions, he was responsible for setting the compliance culture within his area and he was on the global management committee of his function. Prior to Credit Suisse, he spent 8 years as Senior Manager at PwC where he acted as Senior Tax and Business Advisor to multinational and local corporations investing in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific Region. Upon returning to Australia Ian ran his own successful consultancy advising a diverse range of public and private Boards on corporate governance issues around executive remuneration.

Outside of work Ian is the Chairman of The Mandalay Projects, an anti-human trafficking organisation that he established in 2003.

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‘My developing interest in technology led me to Blockchain in late 2016.’

Mark Carnegie

Strategic Advisor

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate adviser in New York, London and Sydney. He co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory, venture capital and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co with John Wylie in 2000. In August 2007, Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard Inc.

Prior to Carnegie Wylie, Mark trained on Wall Street with James D. Wolfensohn and worked with Lloyd Williams at Hudson Conway in London. Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of Hellman & Friedman for much of the 1990s.

In addition to been involved in a range of diverse Australian and Asian investments, Mark has been a participant in groups that have acquired major stakes in the Courage Pub Estate, John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings, SCTV, Macquarie Radio Network and Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations. As a corporate adviser, 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.

In early 2021 Mark established MHC Digital Finance which offers white glove cryptoasset services to wholesale clients seeking portfolio exposure to cryptoassets. Mark and his team bring traditional asset management and finance experience to this new and rapidly growing asset class.

Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.

Mark Carnegie

Strategic Advisor

Mark has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and corporate adviser in New York, London and Sydney. He co-founded leading Australian boutique corporate advisory, venture capital and private equity firm Carnegie, Wylie & Co with John Wylie in 2000. In August 2007, Carnegie Wylie was acquired by leading Wall Street bank, Lazard Inc.

Prior to Carnegie Wylie, Mark trained on Wall Street with James D. Wolfensohn and worked with Lloyd Williams at Hudson Conway in London. Mark was the Australian and Asian representative of Hellman & Friedman for much of the 1990s.

In addition to been involved in a range of diverse Australian and Asian investments, Mark has been a participant in groups that have acquired major stakes in the Courage Pub Estate, John Fairfax Holdings, Hoyts Cinemas, Formula One Holdings, SCTV, Macquarie Radio Network and Lonely Planet Publications and London Sumatra Plantations. As a corporate adviser, 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.

In early 2021 Mark established MHC Digital Finance which offers white glove cryptoasset services to wholesale clients seeking portfolio exposure to cryptoassets. Mark and his team bring traditional asset management and finance experience to this new and rapidly growing asset class.

Mark holds a BA from Oxford University and a BSc (Hons) from Melbourne University. He is a former Treasurer of the Oxford Union.

Robert Nash

Consultant

Rob is a barrister by vocation practicing from Francis Burt Chambers in Western Australia. He is an accredited mediator and Public Notary. He sits as a tribunal member of the Racing Penalties Appeals Tribunal of Western Australia, and was the Head of the Western Australian Navy Legal Panel until 2019.

Rob served as a council member of the Law Society of Western Australia Council for 7 years, served as the Convenor of the Law Society Education Committee, and was a member of the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committees.

Rob has been investing and researching cryptoassets since 2016 and has a passion for the legal aspect of the technology, particularly considering smart contract, decentralised justice and blockchain online dispute resolution projects.

Outside of the law, Rob has served on numerous boards and councils, and is presently the non-executive chairman of an ASX listed mining company. He previously served as chairman of Bauxite Alumina Joint Ventures Pty Ltd, a Sino Australian joint venture company. He has also served as a Local Government councilor.

Why Blockchain?

‘When I first heard the word Blockchain in November 2016 my initial reaction was ‘Oh no, here we go again with another amazing new technology that is going to solve the world’s problems…but fail to do so’. But I was at a seminar, I pushed back those sceptical tendencies and opened my mind.

The seminar totally hooked me. I went home and spent the next 4 months reading everything I could find and listening to hundreds of video clips and podcasts. I read books and I met new friends with deeper understandings of all things relating to blockchain, crypto currencies, economics and politics. They are all linked and it is fascinating to learn, day by day, as this technology develops and helps us move towards solving some of the planet’s biggest problems.’ Ian Love.

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