Mark Phillips Partner & National Head of Performance Improvement Melbourne +61 3 8663 6328

Partner - Grant Thornton Consulting
National Head of Performance Improvement

Mark is the Head of Grant Thornton's Growth Advisory Practice in Melbourne and has more than 25 years’ experience providing commercial and strategic advisory services, with a significant focus on the Manufacturing sector.

Mark has an extensive practical knowledge of the Australian manufacturing industry, with very deep automotive manufacturing skills.  Mark has provided advisory services to all the Australian vehicle assemblers, a large part of the supporting supply chain, and many support service providers including related industry associations.  Mark is actively playing a role in the diversification of this sector through the embracing of new technologies and opening up new markets.

With a solid mix of financial and operational skills, Mark brings a dynamic perspective to most issues or opportunities faced by manufactures of today.  Margins today are under significant pressure, Mark and his team understand how to embrace cost downs, maximise revenue opportunities (including Government support), optimise supply chain, implement post acquisition (consolidation) benefits and develop effective and achievable strategy.

Mark has spent two years of his career working with the Federal Government in its Inwards Investment Program. Mark’s role included development of the Inward Investment policy for automotive, light metals and die-casting industries.

Mark spent much of his earlier career as an insolvency practitioner based in Hong Kong and working in the Asian and Middle East regions.


  • Automotive Product Manufacturers and Exporters Council – Founding board member
  • Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) – Previously on the Southern Region Board
  • Board member for two manufacturing businesses
  • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), RMIT
  • Master of Business, RMIT
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia