Mark Pender

Mark Pender

Executive Director, Canada

Mark leads WPP’s Government & Public Sector Practice for Canada. He advises public sector communication leaders across Canada on strategy, innovation, global best practice, capability and procurement.

Based in Toronto and Ottawa, he identifies the best teams and talent within WPP to meet public sector communication challenges. He is a regular speaker on topics relating to digital communications.

Mark works with global Director of Consulting & Capability, Sean Larkins, to develop high-performing organisations with the required people, skills, tools and processes to engage citizens in the modern world.

Previously a senior communications leader with the Canadian Department of Finance, he played a key role in improving citizen engagement and communications using digital tools. Earlier in his career, Mark held several communications and consulting positions in the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Mark is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and has lived in Canada since 2003.