Mark Hilton
Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Vice President, Digital Systems

In November 2022 Mark was appointed Vice President of the Digital Systems business for Thales Australia.


Prior to this, Mark held the position Vice President Sales and Marketing for Thales Australia responsible for the leadership of our Sales and Business Development capability with a focus on engaging with our customers to showcase our diverse capabilities to realise meaningful value in their business.


Mark joined Thales Australia  from his previous role as Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Vision-Box, a leading Biometrics and AI business serving the worlds Border Control and Aviation markets. He has also held executive Sales and Business leadership roles in technology services provider Datacom as well as with aviation technology specialist SITA.


He brings more than 20 years’ experience across Asian and the Australian market across a wide range of industries and technology sectors including Public Cloud, Data, Analytics, Biometrics and Artificial Intelligence. His passion however is not technology itself but the practical application of technology to solve some of the worlds greatest challenges particularly in complex and mission critical environments. Its this passion that has seen him lead award winning digital transformation projects across the region.


Mark holds a MBA from the University of Singapore Business School where he won the Chua Joon Eng Gold Medal and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) with 1st class honors  from the University of Technology Sydney where he continues to mentor students under the UTS Lucy women in technology mentor program. He also studied leadership in a range of leading universities but gained his leadership grounding as a commissioned officer in the Australian Army Reserve.