CEO of Centuria’s New Zealand division, Mark Francis, has a career spanning more than 25 years across financial and real estate markets. He founded Augusta Capital in 2001 and assumed his current position at the helm of Centuria’s New Zealand entity following the companies’ merger.
Mark is a board member of the Centuria Funds Management NZ and the Centuria NZ Industrial Fund as well as a Centuria Capital Senior Executive Committee member. He is also Managing Director of the NZX-listed Asset Plus Limited (NZX:APL).
He is responsible for overseeing a NZD$2.9 billion real estate portfolio spanning office, industrial, healthcare, retail and tourism assets across listed and unlisted funds while managing a team of more than 40 staff across three offices.
Prior to founding Augusta, Mark was an equity analyst with Hendry Hay MacIntosh (now Merrill Lynch in NZ) before undertaking property development roles with Force Corporation Limited and Village Roadshow Australia Pty Ltd.
Mark graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance).