Mark Harrison


Partner/Executive Director - Business Advisory and Assurance

Audit, Risk Management and Assurance

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Professional Background

Mark's clients - from public entities through to private and family owned enterprises - can be assured they are in safe hands. With many years experience Mark applies his superior business acumen and commitment to client care to provide the highest levels of service and advice.

Mark is relied on for sound commercial and practical advice. Whether engaged for assurance, compliance, or advisory services, Mark's focus is to be supportive and seek the right outcome for his clients.

They know he cares as much about the success of their business as they do and will bring his attention to detail when assisting with their strategies for success.

Industry Experience

  • Aged Care
  • Health care
  • Manufacturing
  • Not for profit
  • Retail
  • Transport and Logistics

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting and Finance) (Hons) (Monash University)
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)

Articles Published

Using the COVID-19 crisis as a strategy reset for aged care boards

6th July 2020

Mark Harrison

Having weathered the initial storm and reset operations for the new normal, now is the time for aged care providers to think about a long-term str...

A new workforce: The aged care sector’s big opportunity

23rd June 2020

Mark Harrison

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these workforce challenges, including attracting and retaining the right talent, low salaries and reliance o...

Commercial considerations for NFPs in the current environment

8th May 2020

Mark Harrison

*/Return to the COVID-19 news and updates hub/* [1] In preparation, many organisations have escalated their readiness for the potential next sta...

Federal Government announces second COVID-19 economic stimulus plan

16th April 2020

Mark Harrison

*/Return to the COVID-19 news and updates hub/* [1] * Government announced second stimulus package * Support designed to assist businesses to r...

Health sector misses out on major investment in budget proposal

5th April 2019

Mark Harrison

However, there were no structural changes in the health sector announced in the proposed budget, and no significant increases in investment. The H...

Planning for a crisis

29th January 2019

Mark Harrison

*Read: Contact Magazine Summer 2018/19 [1]* Australia’s $500 million strawberry sector recently experienced the kind of crisis many businesses ...

The #1 mistake health directors can make - Don't forget you’re there to direct the business

11th October 2018

Mark Harrison

When I am advising a Board, the biggest challenge is often curbing Directors enthusiasm for governance checklists. I’ve seen several cases where...

ACNC Legislative Review Released

24th August 2018

Mark Harrison

Launched in December 2017, the review was undertaken to examine the Act’s relevancy and effectiveness. The review recommendations suggest nothi...

Care sector CFO's evolution from functional to advisory

9th July 2018

Mark Harrison

The nature of the numbers has also changed - no longer does a profit and loss suffice. CFOs must now present information with increased detail (gr...

Happy NFP New Year

5th July 2018

Mark Harrison

1. The budget process will have been completed and hopefully it was more than just rolling forward the prior year. Many  organisations will have ...

ACNC Review Summary

6th April 2018

Mark Harrison

Having consulted with clients from across the country, Pitcher Partners response included: * Pitcher Partners support the ACNC and feel that, co...

Improving your NFP's financial reporting

6th April 2018

Mark Harrison

And in time the AASB, and the ACNC, are likely to provide further guidance and commentary to assist organisations in the sector. But why should o...

Transacting – a healthy growth strategy

29th March 2018

Mark Harrison

*Read: Is your safety culture dysfunctional? [1]* The recently released Pitcher Partners Mid-Market M&A report emphasises the sector’s robust ...

Budget 2017/18 – Good news for health

20th June 2017

Mark Harrison

Health is one of the larger components of the budget (16.2%),  and  accountability for health disbursements continues to attract attention each ...

Care Matters - June 2017

20th June 2017

Mark Harrison

.... *Budget 2017/18 – Good news for health* [1] The 2017 budget has widely been assessed by commentators as apolitical and  non-controversial...

Create everyday value in your business

18th November 2016

Mark Harrison

Health businesses of all types - medical practices, specialist providers and aged care - have always been attractive to the owner-operator, and p...

Mergers vs Acquisitions – for a healthy business

6th September 2016

Mark Harrison

The care sector is facing significant evolution and disruption from numerous influences resulting in changes that are challenging many businesses ...

AICD Health Series Seminar: Strategic Positioning in a Reform Environment.

8th August 2016

Mark Harrison

The speakers Solomon Miller, Principal Russell Kennedy, Tony Keenan, CEO Launch Housing and Peter Turner, CEO Independence Australia gave the pack...

Infrastructure Doesn’t End At Roads And Rail: Pitcher Partners

12th April 2016

Mark Harrison

Pitcher Partners’ Mark Harrison today welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s offer of $1.5 billion towards Victoria’s roads, but cautioned that infrast...

Changes To Revenue Recognition

22nd March 2016

Mark Harrison

The new revenue recognition standard AASB 15 “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” will impact both for-profit and not-for profit entities. ...

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