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Mark Whitby

Board Mentor


Mark Whitby 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.

Mark was recently appointed Chairman of Simms International, a specialist distributor of memory and storage solutions to the industrial and consumer markets. He has also joined CMS Distribution, a long established and highly successful specialist IT distributor based in the UK, turning over £500m in 9 different countries as a Non Executive Director. He is a Non Executive Director of UK based Totalmobile, a private equity backed software business as a commercial NED, and is a founding investor and NED in the UK consumer/tech start up business, Candy Mechanics. He was 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 who are innovative and disruptive. Mark provides executive coaching support to senior leaders in business, and is a volunteer coach in the UK Teach First program.