Mark Wearden

Mark Wearden, MSc, FCCA, FCIS has run his own strategy consultancy for the past 25 years, following 12 years in international banking as an analyst, and 8 years in industry as a finance director.

A systems thinker yet very much ‘a people person’, Mark’s main areas of interest are governance thinking, risk and narrative reporting, supply chain challenge; in all these areas exploring the dichotomy that frequently exists between theory and practice, and ensuring a sound financial infrastructure.

Mark’s extensive portfolio of roles reflects this range of interests:

Non-executive director

  • NED with a range of private companies
  • Independent advisor to statutory bodies and audit and risk committees
  • Chair of remuneration and nomination committees


  • Board, committee and director evaluation and development
  • Advisor on financial and business strategies and systems
  • Change and systems implementation consultant, particularly around governance, supply chain, risk systems, financial systems and structure
  • Ethics, confidential and forensic investigations


  • Mentoring of CFOs and other directors (and senior managers)
  • One-to-one strategic and advisory work with executive directors


  • Delivery of CPD training and examination on behalf of various professional bodies and universities (eg, AAT, ACCA, BPP, CIMA, CLT, Croner-i, ICSA, King’s College London, University of Lincoln) and bespoke training for private clients (eg, Benenden Healthcare, Dominos Pizza, Martin Baker, RBS, Pinnacle Engineering, Brown’s Haulage, Case International, Eveden Ltd, etc)
  • Governance training (eg, directors’ practical concerns, board effectiveness, corporate governance in action, ethics, sceptical accounting, risk and reputation, role of the NED, reporting, etc)
  • Financial training (eg, boardroom finance, integrated reporting, role of the FD, corporate finance)
  • Leadership and management development (eg, strategy development, effective meetings, change management, systems thinking, effective leadership, supply chain excellence)


  • Development of Strategy (ICSA)
  • Practical Guide for Audit Committees (Croner-i)
  • Corporate Governance Accountants’ Digests (Croner-i)
  • Non-Executive Directors’ Checklists (ICSA April 2020)
  • Directors’ Checklists (ICSA April 2020)

Voluntary roles

  • Former Chair, ACCA Global Forum on Governance, Risk and Performance


Mark is based in Lincolnshire and works across the UK.

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