Cantium Business Solutions, a specialist provider of IT solutions across the public sector, announces that it has appointed Mark Cobb as Chief Executive Officer.

Cobb joined Cantium in June 2021 and has stepped into the role as CEO from the position as Commercial Director, where he was responsible for leading commercial strategy and identifying new opportunities in emerging markets.

Mark has over 16 years of experience in providing commercial and technical leadership across local government and the private sector. Prior to joining Cantium he worked at IT and business consulting firm CGI as well as delivering technical leadership across Kent County Council and Essex County Council.

In his new role as CEO, Cobb will provide strategic, financial and operational leadership for the company. He will be overseeing the development and implementation of Cantium’s strategy and vision and will work closely with the board to ensure that both short and long-term strategic objectives are met.


Matt Johnson, Group Chief Executive of Commercial Services Group said, “We are delighted that Mark has agreed to step up to become Chief Executive Officer. He has done a marvellous job leading the commercial strategy and has demonstrated a real commitment to Cantium’s colleagues, customers, and mission to deliver public value as a LATCo. I look forward to seeing him take the company forward at a time when there is strong momentum.”

Mark Cobb comments, “I feel delighted and excited by this opportunity, Cantium is an organisation with a purpose, to innovate and drive efficiency while giving back to the public purse. I’m looking forward to building on the growth we have achieved over the past few years, driving forward our IT expertise and really making a difference to the way services are delivered across education and the public sector.”