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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, Simms International, a specialist distributor of memory and storage solutions to the industrial and consumer markets, and Realife Tech, which provides a digital AI platform for entertainment venues globally to enrich their guest experience. He is also a NED at Candy Mechanics, a customised confectionary business, and a Governor at Box Hill School.

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.
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.