Who We Are
Alistair is an experienced media financier and film/television executive with over 34 years in the media industry. His career includes 5 years as an advertising and marketing executive (including a tenure at Ogilvy & Mather), before joining Andrew Lloyd’s Really Useful Group and then a senior management role as Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company in Europe. In this role he managed and oversaw the European production operation, oversaw the launch of EuroDisney and then the launch of the European Disney Channels, as well as the UK Breakfast station, GMTV.
Since Disney Alistair has been working as a media financier with a variety of investors, sourcing, securing and managing many of these investments. Diverse investments, from setting up and sourcing the investment for the first private investment deal with BBC Films to 360's most recent deal, where he and his colleague Nick Wild, secured £200m of investment from leading Chinese media group CCIG into the University of York's Theatre, Film and Television Department. The first of a number of UK investments for this Chinese group which 360 is overseeing and managing.
Alistair is focused on securing and managing media investments that can build long-term sustainable returns throughout the value chain, returns that can be measured in long-term sustainable education, training and employment as much as financial.
Mark was successively a Managing Director and Head of European Media at SG Warburg, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Dresdner Kleinwort where he was part of a team that financed over $2bn of Hollywood hedge fund film slate deals. He was rated top European Media Analyst for nine years by Institutional Investor and Reuters surveys.
Mark previously worked as a Lecturer at Oxford University (Oriel and Balliol Colleges) and has been a visiting Lecturer in Media Finance at the Cass Business School and a business mentor for NESTA, coaching companies in the Creative and Digital Industries.
Mark is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Lumi Technologies, a constituent of the “Future 50” Government-selected UK Tech Champions and a Founding Director of the Ingenious Senior Film fund.