Mark Coad is CEO of IPG Mediabrands Australia, one of this country’s largest media agency groups. He joined in early 2020. Prior that he was CEO of PHD Australia, a role he held since joining the business in 2012.
He has 30 years of experience having commenced his career in advertising and media in 1991 immediately after university. He has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Quantitative Analysis and Applied Economics.
Mark has built his career leading successful media agencies, and has worked with some of the largest and most complex advertisers: Telstra, McDonalds, Mazda, Village Roadshow, Unilever, ANZ Bank, CUB and VW Group. He has won multiple industry awards for his achievements – with several agency of the year awards, client campaign awards and employer of choice awards.
In addition to this role – he is a Board Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, a Board Member of the Media Federation of Australia and one the Board of Trustees of the Commando Welfare Trust.
Mark is based in Melbourne.