PCA Future Directions Fireside Chat with Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris gets candid speaking about his career journey as a successful Australian innovator and business mogul, an event sponsored by Taylor.

On Thursday 5th October, the Property Council of Australia NSW Future Directions Committee hosted their annual Fireside Chat with Mark Bouris AM at The Fullerton Hotel, welcoming property leaders across all ages and levels of professional experience. Ten representatives from Taylor attended the captivating conversation, No Bull with Mark Bouris, moderated by Amy Williams, Head of Strategic Growth & Partnerships at Growthbuilt.

Known as one of Australia’s most well-respected financial advisors, Mark Bouris shared his insightful journey to success. Mark started by delving into what he was like in his childhood and adolescence, followed by his career trajectory and growth, then onto launching Wizard Home Loans. The conversation naturally flowed with reflections on his relationship and key learnings from valued mentor and friend, Kerry Packer. 

The successful entrepreneur continued by sharing insights surrounding his unique business model and operations which effectively disrupted the industry landscape of the time. He then finished by answering various questions from the audience, communicating his thoughts on topics including Artificial Intelligence and Longevity. 

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As the event sponsor, Adam Vassallo (Senior Project Manager), presented Taylor’s vote of thanks to conclude formalities, draw the Lucky Door Prize, and commence the post-event networking.

Taylor is a long-standing and proud series sponsor of NSW Future Directions, represented on the committee by Senior Marketing Coordinator, Georgia Barnes. Investing in our next generation, Future Directions is an initiative developed to support young property professionals under 35 years old, by providing pathways and networking opportunities through engaging events, committees, research, and learning. 

Thank you to our Taylor leaders who attended: 

  • Adam Towner, Head of New Business & Strategy
  • Adam Vassallo, Senior Project Manager
  • Angelia Liew, Senior Estimator
  • Anthony Merhi, Senior Contract Administrator
  • Dylan Massad, Contract Administrator
  • Georgia Barnes, Senior Marketing Coordinator
  • Harrison Cornay, Project Manager
  • Ian Short, Project Manager
  • Jason Tulich, Project Manager
  • Krishanth Baskaran, Senior Project Engineer

Adam Vassallo

I thought it was insightful to hear how Mark started off his career. He also acknowledged a trait we know is in all younger people, which is the belief we know everything, and every now and then need to be humbled to realise we don’t. Also, the importance of having a mentor who isn’t afraid to tell us not what we want to hear, but what we need to hear to better ourselves and take advantage of any opportunities that may present themselves.

Georgia Barnes

Mark’s humble beginnings were particularly relatable and inspiring. He shared valuable insights about his business journey, from emphasising the importance of practicing patience and humility, to recognising the influence of strategic collaboration and mentorship in building success. I also found Mark’s passion toward prioritising health very powerful, drawing inspiration from Dr Peter Attia’s three pillars of longevity: exercise, nutrition, and sleep.