The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the appointment of prominent Sydney businessman Mark Baillie to its Board of Directors.

Mr Baillie is the non-executive deputy chairman of Folkestone Limited, a real estate funds manager and developer and was previously with the Macquarie Group. He is also a director of the American Australian Association. 

Chairman of the US Studies Centre Board Malcolm Binks said Mr Baillie’s international business experience would make him a great asset to the US Studies Centre Board. 

“Mark has a deep understanding of the mission of the Centre and the breadth of his knowledge and experience, both in the United States and in Australia, will be extremely valuable to our work”, he said. 

US Studies Centre CEO Professor Bates Gill warmly welcomed the appointment, noting Mr Baillie’s strong commitment to US-Australia relations arising from his many years of living and working in America. 

Mr Baillie is the former head of real estate in Europe and North America for Macquarie Group. He has been a director of the Property Council of Australia, the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, theAssociation of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (past Chairman) and the European Public Real Estate Association.