Mark Jones

Risk Management - Ethics & Independence Partner and Chief Operating Officer; Board Advisory Services Partner

KPMG Australia

Mark Jones credits the ‘safe-to-fail’ environment of his early years at KPMG UK and the opportunities that came with it for shaping his attitudes. Stepping up to the plate is not something Mark has shied away from. Since joining KPMG Australia in 1988, the safe-to-fail environment of KPMG has enabled him to seize a variety of corporate and not-for-profit opportunities and make a real difference to them. Mark is the Ethics and Independence Partner and Chief Operating Officer for the Risk Management Group. Mark also provides Corporate Governance and Internal Audit Services to clients. Acting with integrity, whilst considering the facts and circumstances of an issue, are very important to him. Mark is quick to point out that “no one knows all the answers. Consultation is key if you want to achieve the right outcome.” Mark has been giving back to the community since 1997 and sites raising $15.3 million for the Jigsaw Foundation as a defining moment in this aspect of his career. Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for his “significant service to medical research through leadership and executive roles in not-for-profit organisations”.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Risk Consulting Risk Management

Education and qualifications

  • MBA, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics, University of Sheffield, UK

Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

  • Fellow of CPA Australia

  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Australia

Professional involvement

  • Chair – Jigsaw Foundation

  • Board Member – The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (2012 – current) and predecessor organisations since 1997

  • Committee Chair – Audit Committee Chair of Florey Neuroscience Institutes (2010 – 2012) and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (2012- current)

  • Committee member – Finance and Investment Committee of Florey Neuroscience Institutes (2009 – 2012) and of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (2012 – current)

  • Committee Member – Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Melbourne Girls Grammar School (2007-2015)

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  • Melbourne, AU
 

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