Marc Parnell

Chief information officer


As Zone’s chief information officer, Marc is responsible for managing our internal systems and technical infrastructure, ensuring it allows us to deliver mission critical solutions for our clients. With an extensive background in devising and deploying management information systems, Marc is also responsible for the development of our bespoke agency operating system, Timezone, which gives us and our clients real-time information on all our projects and finances. Marc studied maths at Cambridge and did a postgraduate degree in computer science. After working as a management consultant he set up Quantum, specialising in bridging the gap between senior management and IT for blue-chip clients. Since joining the board of Zone in 2000, he has directly deployed those skills for clients on a number of occasions, stepping in to take interim CTO roles at the likes of ProsiebenSat1 New Media and IMD.

Strange but true:

Marc once had a doctor's certificate allowing him to chew gum at school.