Denham Mack / / Chief Financial Officer
Denham Mack is the Chief Financial Officer for Restaurant Associates, Compass USA. He has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, a Masters of Financial Administration and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with experience in the Retail, Construction and Hospitality industry.
Denham commenced his career in retail, as a Services and Administration Manager at Woolworths in Australia in 2001, before moving on to Thiess Contractors where he was responsible for the management of major capital projects and budgets in their engineering division in 2006.
He joined Compass Group Australia in 2008 as a senior commercial analyst before being promoted rapidly into the Manager role, responsible for the financial planning and analysis activities for Compass Group Australia. His responsibilities then expanded to assuming overall responsibility for New Zealand and Papua New Guinea within the Pacific region of Compass Group.
In 2012 he was appointed General Manager Financial Planning and Analysis on the back of a rapidly growing business which was delivering double digit growth through capitalizing on the resources boom, dominating the market in the oil and gas explorations and mining construction segments. In 2015 the role was broadened to give Denham full commercial business partnering for the Supply Chain and Urban portfolio, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and financial control. In this role, he was instrumental in the redevelopment of incentive schemes and programs which supported rebalancing of the portfolio and targeting growth in sectors other than those exposed to the resources sector. He lead a team of approximately 40 finance professionals and partnered the CFO in implementing lean month end processes and outsourcing offshore key financial transactions, delivering annual savings of in excess of $1 million.
On the back of these achievements, and as part of the global talent program in Compass, Denham was offered the opportunity to lead the financial team for Eurest in USA in January 2017. In this role he is responsible for managing revenues of $2 billion across 2000+ client sites within the Business and Industries sector.
Denham has a keen interest in travel, experiencing different cultures and Australian football league. He currently lives in New York.