Blacksmith Advisory Group

Frances Beinecke 

Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense Council

Rock Brynner


Paul Dolan 

Director, ABC News

David Hunter 

Dean of Academic Affairs, Department of Epidemiology,

Harvard School of Public Health

Mark Machin 

President, CPPIB Asia Inc.

Mark joined the CPP Investment Board in March 2012 and is responsible for leading the organization in Asia. Prior to joining CPPIB, Mark had a 20-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently Vice Chairman of Asia ex-Japan, based in Beijing. Mark has been based in Asia since 1994 where, among other roles, he ran the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in Asia ex-Japan for six years. Previously, he also ran Goldman Sachs' Equity Capital Markets and Financing businesses in Asia. Mark was a member of Goldman Sachs' Asia Management Committee and the Firmwide Capital Committee. Mark holds a BA from Oriel College, Oxford, and BM BChir from Downing College, Cambridge.

Karti Sandilya 

Former US Resident Director, Asian Development Bank