Managing Partner | Senior Business Advisory partner

Mark McLean

Specialist Areas:

Business Advisory, Corporate Consulting and Board Advisory


When you meet Mark, the word stalwart comes to mind. Honest, hard-working and committed to his clients, he’s always there for you with reliable advice and he’s your strongest supporter when the chips are down. Characterising himself as a ‘director of traffic’, he’s adept at providing external CFO facilities for businesses large and small – including planning for their future and being a sounding board for ideas. In short, he’s the guy you turn to when you need results.

Mark’s undoubtedly a results-driven goal setter, but he also believes that the most valuable part of our work can’t be tallied – the building and maintenance of close relationships that deliver exceptional outcomes. Not unexpectedly then, his key motivator is ensuring his clients achieve their goals. He digs deep to find ways to maximise their wealth through better business practices and is a firm believer in not over complicating things. Mark’s not just a part of Ulton – he’s also intent on being part of a bigger business picture, outside Ulton. His canny eye for opportunities and can-do attitude has repeatedly been tested and proven on large scale business resurrections, including the Bundaberg Racecourse, where Mark’s hands-on approach secured the club’s future.

“When you’re involved in other ‘outside’ businesses, you get to experience their business issues first-hand… and then you’re better equipped to deal with similar challenges and give clients wiser advice.”

Having been with Ulton since graduating university and as one of only two Senior Partners, Mark’s a pivotal leader in the administration of the firm. He’s also been responsible for expanding the firm’s geographic client base across Queensland and the creation of Furlong Financial – a dedicated bookkeeping service for the thoroughbred horse racing industry. He’s a savvy businessman who gets deeply involved in his clients’ businesses and closely reviews their performance on a regular basis, to help identify opportunities for greater profitability.

Directorships, Executive & Non-Executive Appointments

1996 - Present Ulton Group Managing Partner
2005 - Present Bundaberg Friendly Society Medical Institute Limited Director / Secretary
2012 - Present Friendlies Research Institute Limited Director / Secretary
2016 - Present CaneTec Pty Ltd Chairperson
2016 - Present Miss Kay's Group Pty Ltd Director / Secretary
2018 - Present Archer Park Racing Pty Ltd Director / Secretary
2019 - Present Furlong Financial Group Pty Ltd Director / Secretary


Formal qualifications and memberships:

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting) - Queensland University of Technology
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Certificate of Public Practice
  • Member of the Institute of Company Directors

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