Mark Whitby

Board Mentor


Mark has over 20 years' experience as a technology and telco-executive working for multi-national companies, such as Intel, Vodafone and Seagate, in various leadership and GM roles. He now provides Board-level support to fast-growing technology companies looking to scale their businesses and develop their commercial functions.
He is Chair of BibliU, a London-based EdTech company that was originally spun out of the University of Oxford Innovation Fund; and Chair of Simms International, a specialist distributor of memory and storage solutions to the industrial and consumer markets. He is also a NED at Candy Mechanics, a customised confectionary business, and a Governor at Box Hill School. In January 2022 Mark was appointed as a Non-executive Director on the board at STEM Learning, the largest provider of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and careers support to schools, colleges and community groups across the UK.
Previously, Mark was a Board Director at TotalMobile, a software company backed by Horizon Capital that was sold to Bowmark Capital in 2020. He was also recently the Non-executive Chair of Codeplay, a UK private equity-backed software business specialising in AI tools and solutions, and Chair of Realife Tech, which provides a digital AI platform for entertainment venues globally to enrich their guest experience. 
Throughout his career, Mark has led regional and global teams and delivered significant growth and turnaround on a number of occasions. He enjoys working with companies of any size that are innovative and disruptive. Mark provides executive coaching support to senior leaders in business and is a Volunteer Coach in the UK Teach First programme.

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