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portrait Mark Whittard
Managing Director, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd

In his role as Managing Director of Toshiba (Australia), Mark oversees all aspects of the operation in Australia and New Zealand. This includes the Electronic Imaging, Medical, Information Systems, Research and Development and Corporate Services divisions.

Prior to taking on the role of Managing Director, Mark was General Manager of Toshiba’s Information Systems Division (ISD). In this role he grew the business over five years to an average turnover approaching $500 million per annum and positioned it as a clear leader in the mobile computing market.

In April 2007 Mark was instrumental in extending the Toshiba ISD business to include its audio visual (AV) products, ranging from high definition LCD televisions to DVD players. This range now blends both style and functionality and has positioned Toshiba as a key player in the Australian home entertainment market.

Mark first joined Toshiba (Australia) in August 1998. Throughout his tenure, his charter has always been to be responsive to the needs of customers and channel partners.

Mark’s previous roles with Toshiba (Australia) have included National Marketing Manager, responsible for marketing to industry and channel, product strategies and communications and Manager of its Retail Business Unit which now accounts for 65 per cent of total revenues.

Mark has more than 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry. Prior to joining Toshiba (Australia), he worked with Control Data, Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq, where he held senior roles including Director of Product Marketing, PC and Workstation Marketing Manager, and several sales and business development roles.

Mark grew up in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. His career began in structural engineering, where he was at the forefront of early computer aided design and manufacturing. He has studied at the Institute of Technology in Sydney, Harvard University and MIT. He has also completed executive management courses at Mount Eliza and Macquarie University graduate management schools.