Mr Mark Eaton

Mr Mark Eaton

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Mr
Mark
Eaton

BCom BAcc CA / CPA

Chief Financial Officer

I am a senior finance executive with more than thirty years’ experience partnering with listed and unlisted health, financial services and service organisations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

As Chief Financial Officer I contribute to WEHI’s strategic direction, ensuring financial integrity and managing financial reporting, compliance and risk.

I lead all financial activities including financial forecasts and budgets, financial review of activities and financial performance improvement initiatives. I manage the Procurement and Logistics teams and provide a financial review of contracts and agreements. I provide financial control of WEHI’s balance sheet, providing input into the maximisation of returns on cash holdings and the investment portfolio.

I joined WEHI in 2021, having held senior executive roles within the private hospital sector where I focused on broad financial management, innovative performance improvement initiatives and the integration of acquisitions.

I am a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

The Finance, Procurement and Logistics teams

The Finance, Procurement and Logistics teams play an important role in supporting the valuable work done by the institute and our inspiring researchers. The team provides WEHI with specialist knowledge in grant accounting, compliance and systems and procurement processes.

We partner with our scientists and professional services staff, providing insightful performance reporting, budgetary strategies and financial advice. The team ensures the efficient operation of payments, invoicing, banking and supply and logistics functions to support the activities of the institute.

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Multi-disciplinary collaboration is a WEHI strength. 

We are capitalising on this by focusing on a defined set of challenges aligned with five key themes.