CountPlus appoints former military officer to COO

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Accounting and advice group CountPlus Limited has appointed Mark Chapman to the role of chief operating officer.

Mark Chapman

In a statement, the accounting and advice network said it had named former Bentleys Network chief executive and former military leader Mark Chapman to the c-suite position.

Mr Chapman will step into the role on 4 June, departing his current position of chief executive officer at Bentleys Australia, where he spent nearly five years.


Before that, he was an Australia and Asia-Pacific consultant to Salamanca Group from 2012 to 2013.

Prior to his corporate career, he served in the Australian Army and the British Army where he was awarded with a grade in the British order of chivalry for his work in international stakeholder engagement.

Mr Chapman will report to CountPlus chief executive Matthew Rowe, who said the network was “delighted” to welcome Mr Chapman.

“Mr Chapman has a proven track record of excellence and his appointment along with our renewed focus on delivering value to our firms is a clear milestone in our turnaround strategy,” Mr Rowe said.

“He will be responsible for embedding our value proposition and growing the network of firms under the ‘Owner-Driver, Partner’ model.”

Commenting on his own appointment, Mr Chapman said he was pleased to accept the role.

“Under Matthew Rowe’s leadership, CountPlus is poised for strong growth and I am thrilled to be part of the next phase of its development.”

Separately, CountPlus has also appointed Genesis Advisory as a corporate adviser to “to support the board in future merger and acquisition opportunities”, the statement said.

Genesis Advisory will help CountPlus assess its capabilities and opportunities for mergers and acquisitions.


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