Mark Scales 

Mark Scales

Committee Member | Brisbane

Mark joined our Finance, Risk and Investment Committee in 2023 and brings extensive experience and skills to the discussions and decision making of this Committee

Mark is a risk and governance expert with a 15-year track record as an Executive and governance consultant. Mark has worked in diverse industries including Government, Defence, Health, Mining and Natural Resources, Building and Construction, Retail and Technology.  Mark’s early career included 10 years with KPMG in the Governance, Risk and Controls space before he joined Crowe Horwath as an Associate Partner in their Internal Audit practice based in Brisbane.


Mark left private practice in 2017 to join his family’s retail business as a General Manager which he ultimately led to a successful sale to an upstream supplier.  After this, Mark joined the internal audit team at Great Southern Bank managing audits across technology, corporate services and strategic projects while occasionally acting as the Head of Internal Audit.

An opportunity came up for Mark to join a technology startup as the Deputy CEO.  Mark managed this startup through to a successful exit opportunity. 

Currently Mark works as an independent contractor in a risk management role with clients in the health and rural sectors.