Mark Jones AM - Chairman

BA (Hons) (Sheffield), MBA (MBS, University of Melbourne), FCA, FCPA, FCA (UK), FAICD.

Mark has had an extensive career with KPMG, including 25 years as a Partner. During this period, he has held many appointments, including the Ethics and Independence Partner, Chief Operating Officer of the Firm’s Risk Management Group and Head of the Board Advisory Services Practice. He is currently an Executive Director at KPMG with quality and risk oversight responsibilities for seven firms in the Asia Pacific region.

He has provided external audit, internal audit, risk management, compliance and various advisory services to many organisations in Australia, Asia, the UK and the US.

Mark has broad industry knowledge on corporate governance issues and has conducted board performance and governance reviews for many companies and other organisations in both Australia and overseas.

He has a Bachelor of Arts, with Honours, in Economics from the University of Sheffield, majoring in Mathematical Economics, and has a Senior Executive Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School of the University of Melbourne. He is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has previously been a Registered Company Auditor.

Mark is the Chairman of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

Mark was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015 for significant service to medical research through leadership and executive roles in not-for-profit organisations.