Mark Hawthorne

Managing Partner

Mark’s by-line was a must-read for Australian business leaders, investors and commentators for almost 20 years. Under Mark’s editorship, The Age/SMH business sections sparked many major inquiries, including the first stories that led to the Hayne Financial Services Royal Commission.

In 2017, Mark was appointed Victorian Publisher of Fairfax Media. Then, in 2019, Mark crossed to the dark side and founded Civic Financial Communications where he has helped CEOs, companies, fund managers and challenger brands navigate the media landscape.

Recently he was a successful bidder at the auction of Bob Hawke’s memorabilia and proudly owns his personalised Ping golf clubs – and the used cigar bands and uneaten chocolate bars that inhabited the PM’s old golf bag.

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