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Consultant Profile 2


Mark Davies



Mark Davies is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. He commenced his accounting career with PWC in 1988 holding a range of senior positions over an 11 year career including Senior Audit Manager and Principal Consultant.

In 1999 he joined Darebin City Council where he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Corporate Services. In 2008 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer at the Surf Coast Shire Council a position he held until 2012.

Mark now works as a consultant as part of the Mach 2 Network. He specialises in the provision of financial performance advice to the public sector. This includes organisational review; strategic business planning, financial planning; service analysis; performance reporting; better practice guidance; training and development; continuous improvement and investment analysis.

His experience includes:

  • Engagement with stakeholders;
  • Performance reporting
  • Policy/ practice guidance documentation
  • Training and development
  • Finance function transformation (Mitchell Shire Council)
  • Rating/revenue strategy development
  • Service analysis/service agreement
  • Chief Financial  Officer/Strategist/investment analysis
  • Strategic business planning
  • Financial planning
  • Governance framework
  • Financial system procurement
  • Business case preparation
  • Continuous improvement

Mark offers a balance of experience in senior positions and financial knowledge/acumen. He is a members of several council audit committees and the State Transport Ombudsman’s Board.