Mr Mark Hedges
Master Applied Finance, Senior Executive Programme, MBA, Bachelor of Business Studies (NSWIT), majoring in Accounting and Operations Management. Member of CPA Australia, Fellow Finance & Treasury Association, GAICD
Mark is a finance executive and a CPA with a track record in leading finance and treasury roles in large listed organisations. He also holds non-executive roles in NGOs and professional associations and serves on Boards in Sydney and Newcastle.
Mark has expertise in financial markets, particularly corporate funding, FX, commodity risk, and working capital management, with a deep understanding of risk and a high-level contribution to strategic thinking. He chairs the risk committee of a community credit union and the finance, audit and risk committee of a major charity.
Mark has worked in industry sectors undergoing major challenges, requiring the ability to manage finances through reductions in revenue, closures of major facilities, and a significant downturn in commodity prices. He has led significant commercial negotiations and taken responsibility for insurance arrangements in major corporations.
Significant achievements include arranging and restructuring domestic and US funding lines in multi-billion transactions in industries viewed as unattractive; dealing with lenders to get waivers on potential events of default; and authoring treasury policies to address financial risks, including currency, FX, commodities and operational.