The Melbourne Foundation board consists of young, like-minded professionals. Together the board brings experience across management consulting, investment banking and corporate and small business management.

Michael Cotton – Chairman

Michael Cotton

Michael is a founding member of the Foundation, being a director since 2006.

Michael currently works in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse Emerging Companies in Melbourne. He previously worked at management consulting firm LEK Consulting in Melbourne and London and in Investment Banking at ABN Amro in Hong Kong.

Michael studied at the University of Melbourne and achieved a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Commerce (With Honours).

Adrian Dark

Adrian Dark

Adrian is a founding member of the Foundation, being a director since 2006.

Adrian currently works in Equity Research at the US bank Citigroup in Sydney, where he covers publicly listed companies in the property sector. He previously worked at Credit Suisse in Sydney in derivatives trading.

Adrian studied at the University of Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (With Honours) and a Bachelor of Law.

Sam Marks

Sam MarksSam has been a director since 2013.

Sam is the Managing Director of ASX-listed Greenearth Energy, a diversified Australian renewable energy company, and brings extensive corporate experience to the Foundation.

Sam has over 16 years of global commercial experience with General Electric, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Arthur Andersen.

Sam is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University.