Mutuo expands in Asia-Pacific

Mutuo has today announced a major expansion with the opening of a new business division in the Asia-Pacific region, and welcomed Mark Egelstaff as Director.

Mark, who will be based in Sydney, Australia, will provide public affairs and policy services to co-operative and mutual businesses across the Region, starting with support to the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals.  This will build on the strategic and project support that Mutuo has provided in Australia over the last three years.

Mark is a public affairs and policy strategist with more than 14 years experience working for Members of Parliament and Ministers at both the Federal and State government level in Australia. Mark has helped to develop and introduce a range of policies and regulatory frameworks. Most recently, Mark worked as the Policy and Strategy Manager for one of Australia’s top Government and Corporate Relations firms.


Mutuo Managing Partner Peter Hunt said, “Over the last few years we have worked to build a better business environment for mutuals and co-operatives across Europe, North America, the Caribbean and Australia.  Bringing Mark Egelstaff onboard is a major boost for our plans to better serve the co-operative and mutual sector in Australia and beyond and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Of his new role, Mark said, “I am excited about being a part of such a respected business and look forward to working with our clients across Asia-Pacific on a wide variety of challenges, finding the best solutions and looking for opportunities to grow both their and our businesses.”


Mutuo works to grow and strengthen the co-operative and mutual sector by:

  • Communicating their priorities to politicians and regulators
  • Building links between mutual business leaders
  • Developing and growing mutual businessesMutuo works with some of the largest co-operative and mutual businesses in the world, to maximise their impact on the public policy agenda.

To find out more please contact Mark Egelstaff