CBA executive Mark Potter joins Partners in Performance

14 August 2020 Consultancy.com.au

Mark Potter has joined Partners in Performance as a partner and co-leader of its Financial Services practice. 

Potter brings over two decades of experience in management consulting and the financial services industry to the Australian-origin consulting firm. “We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our Australian leadership. He is a great addition to our team,” said Skipp Williamson, the founder and managing director of Partners in Performance. 

Prior to joining the privately-held consultancy, Potter worked sixteen years at Commonwealth Bank, latterly as executive general manager of technology and operations for the bank’s institutional and business banking division. In the role, he was accountable for the technology supporting key business functions including commercial and institutional lending, asset finance, global markets and equities trading, as well as the group's payment infrastructure.

Mark Potter, Partner, Partners in Performance

Previously, Potter led the IT wing of Commonwealth Bank, overseeing IT strategy, delivery and support for all functions including HR, Finance, Risk, Treasury, Security and Business Intelligence. He also led the bank’s IT services to international subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Vietnam and India.

Earlier in his career, Potter worked nine years for rival consulting firm Kearney, where he most recently was a principal consultant and one of the leaders in its Australian technology and transformation practices, and four years for Accenture. At both consulting firms, he focused on clients in the banking and insurance sectors.

At Partners in Performance, which has over 500 consultants and staff, Potter joins Tim Morse – a former McKinsey & Company consultant and Telstra executive – at the helm of the firm’s Financial Services wing. 

Commenting on his new challenge, Potter said: “After taking a little time out to focus on a few family projects, I am excited to join the Partners in Performance team. I have been immensely impressed by the Partners in Performance blend of “smarts”, values and practical results orientation and look forward to advising the firm’s financial services clients.”

Other leaders of Partners in Performance based in Australia include Aldous Mitchell, Ana Robertson, Andrew Dutkiewicz, Bill Kelsall, Bruce Warren Chris Granger, Duncan Peppercorn, Frans Lombard, Gerd Schenkel, Malcolm Allen, Michael Huggins, Ravish Juneja and Victoria Stableforth.


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