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  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1984
  • Joined Council: 2021
  • Elected Constituency: Australasia (excluding NSW and ACT)


I was born and raised in Manchester, and completed my degree in Mathematics and Economics at the University of Cambridge.  I have an MBA from INSEAD (France), and am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  As well as my ACA qualification, I am a CPA (New York).

My career has alternated between practice, business and consulting, in the fields of accounting and finance, in small, medium-sized and large organisations.

In practice, I was articled with a small Manchester firm, and also worked for KPMG (1976-1982), and was a partner with Ernst & Young in the Paris Capital Markets Group from 2000 to 2003.

In business, I have taken the roles of controller and CFO in small, medium and large multinational companies, both at head office and in subsidiaries.

I have worked in a wide range of industries, including IT, engineering, metals, telecom, satellite, project management and private equity.  I have worked in the UK, USA, France, Monaco, Hong Kong SAR and now Melbourne, where I have lived for four years with my wife and two children (aged 34 and 35).

I have been an active participant in local ICAEW member organisations from my student days, then as co-founder of the association in New York, later a founding committee member in Paris, and now Vice-Chair of the Melbourne group.

Currently, I am Senior Advisor with Hindal Corporate, a boutique investment bank, advising on capital market and private equity matters. I am also a director of a number of not-for-profit organisations in Melbourne.

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  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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  • Council
  • Vice-Char, ICAEW Melbourne City Group Inc

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Mark Ellison