Mark Bouris has established a successful career of building disruptive businesses to challenge the market and provide smarter solutions for consumers, most famously Wizard Home Loans and Yellow Brick Road. His strategic intent is to lead companies that are dedicated to optimising the way we live.
Mark is the author of Wealth Wizard and The Yellow Brick Road to Your Financial Security, and he writes a number of financial columns for some of Australia's most recognised publications including The Sunday Telegraph, BRW, Real Living, Smart Property Investment and Wealth Creator. He's a board member of the Sydney Roosters and the host of Channel 9's The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice.
In 2015 Mark launched his own web series, The Mark Bouris Show - to broadcast and grow innovation - not just to identify innovative thinking, but to nurture and grow it.
Mark is an articulate, entertaining and passionate speaker with a wealth of business wisdom and achievement to his credit.
Mark believes that every Australian deserves access to quality financial advice, which is the driving force behind his wealth management company, Yellow Brick Road.
Since its inception in 2007, Yellow Brick Road has built a national branch network with the aim of bringing first class financial services to the all Australians. Yellow Brick Road offers comprehensive products and advice for home loans, financial planning, insurance, term deposits, accounting and tax. Mark serves as the Executive Chairman for the company. The company was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2011.
In 2011, Mark was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Serena Resources Limited, an Australian resources company focused on commercialising the Trebolar Copper Exploration District in Chile. Mark was appointed Chairman of Anteo Diagnostics, an emerging biotechnology company built to provide more reliable and sensitive diagnostic tools for earlier detection of medical diseases.
Mark's past experiences have had a profound impact on the way he does business today. In 1996, Mark founded Wizard Home Loans. Wizard became a pioneer in the mortgage market by offering consumers smarter access to better value loans. Under Mark's direction, Wizard grew to approximately 300 branches across Australia, New Zealand and India before the company was sold to General Electric in 2004. Mark was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of GE Money in 2004, a position he held until 2009.
In 2015, Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the finance industry, particularly the home loan mortgage sector, to education, and to charitable organisations.