LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our people set us apart.

The Kalibrate team works from 7 offices in 6 countries around the globe. We are dedicated to helping fuel and convenience retailers, large and small, in developed and developing markets, make smarter business decisions, faster.


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Matthew Peacock, Chairman of Kalibrate

Matthew Peacock is the founding partner of Hanover Investors Kalibrate’s private equity shareholder.  He has deep industry experience across the outsourced services, industrial, technology and financial sectors, where he has held roles in multiple public and private companies as Executive and Non-executive chairman.  In his early career he ran International M&A in London for Barclays BZW, following work in New York and London for CSFB.  Over the 1990s he led a series of successful private turnarounds as a lead shareholder and CEO.  In 2002 he founded Hanover Investors.  Since then he has led change strategies and turnarounds for a large number of companies as both an investor and board member.  He holds an LLM in Law from Cambridge University.


Gary McIlraith, Chief Executive of Kalibrate

Gary joined Kalibrate in June 2018 as CEO, having previously been CEO of internet technology and services company NetNames Group. Prior to NetNames, he was a business turnaround and improvement advisor with AlixPartners LLP and, in that role, served as CEO of Setanta Sports and Goldshield Pharmaceuticals. Previously he was Customer Operations Director at Sky plc and prior to that a consulting partner with A.T.Kearney and KPMG.

 


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Jog Dhody, Non-Executive Director

Jog joined Hanover as an Operating Partner in January 2017 to take an active operational role in the Hanover Active Equity Fund deals. Hanover has worked closely with Jog for five years in his role as Chief Financial Officer of Regenersis plc (subsequently renamed Blancco Technology Group plc) and he is currently working on HAEF investee companies Hydro International and Kalibrate Technologies.  Prior to Regenersis, Jog was CFO and part of the turnaround team that took leisure group Esporta from administration to a subsequent sale to trade, returning over £250 million to its owners in the process.


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Tom Russell, Non-Executive Director

Tom Russell leads Hanover Investor’s investment analysis and management activities and Target Selection process; he is Chair of the internal investment analysis and screening panel, the EIM, as well as leading the strategy agenda in Hanover’s investee companies. Tom’s early career was spent at Mercer Management Consulting (now part of Oliver Wyman consulting). Tom joined Mercer as an Analyst in 1998 and became a partner in the Communications, Information and Entertainment practice in 2006, where he led growth strategy projects for companies including AOL, Vodafone and Disney. Since joining Hanover Investors in 2007, Tom has held directorships at Chapelthorpe Plc, Fairpoint Plc, and Regenersis Plc, and executive management positions at Regenersis Plc including Strategy Director and Managing Director, Recommerce. He holds a MA (Hons) degree in English Literature from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.


Ashley Brown - Chief Financial Officer

Ashley joined Kalibrate in September 2017 and brings over 22 years of finance experience to board from a broad range of blue chip corporate and PE backed businesses.  He will be focussed on ensuring Kalibrate delivers on its profitable growth objectives following the transition from public to private ownership.  In addition to finance, Ashley is responsible for all HR, Corporate Services and Legal activities across the global business operations.  Ashley brings a wealth of experience from PE backed business, most recently Angus International Safety Group where he led a re-financing of the group and prior to that Elster Metering where as CFO he led the sale of the business generating significant shareholder return.


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Adam Hutcheson, Chief Technology Officer

Adam brings 18 years’ experience of product development, software architecture, and operations experience to Kalibrate.  His experience spans fortune 500 companies to early stage startups covering the Finance, Healthcare, Marketing Automation, IoT/Embedded (Wearables), and the Retail industries.   Adam leads a talented team charged with strengthening our platform, leveraging the value of our data, managing client support, automating our infrastructure, and building value-driven products.


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Mark Hawtin, Managing Director, Pricing

Mark joined Kalibrate in June 1997 as Head of Sales & Marketing, to lead the company’s commercial activities in Europe and break into the North American market. He progressed through a number of commercial positions to become director of strategic alliances and business development. As SVP of Strategy he led the integration of MPSI following the acquisition in 2011 and then took responsibility for global sales outside of North America. Mark is now responsible for running Kalibrate’ Pricing division where he’s responsible for helping Kalibrate achieve its growth objectives by leading a global team involved with acquiring, implementing and supporting clients and their use of a range of fuels pricing products and services.


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Ian Thompson, Managing Director, Planning

Ian held numerous senior roles with blue-chip organizations before he joined Kalibrate in 2001. While with Kalibrate, he has led the professional services, sales, strategy and solution consulting teams while working out of the New Jersey and Manchester offices. In October 2017, Ian became Managing Director of Kalibrate’s Planning Division. Ian is a respected and influential industry expert who provides profound insight and knowledge to address the global and local complexities of retail fuel.


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Anila Siraj, EVP Research and Applied Data Sciences

Anila joined Kalibrate in 1995, and during her 20+ year tenure has progressed through a number of key positions within the company, including leading the professional services, customer care, and consulting teams.  Having worked with and advised fuel and convenience retailers across the globe, on pricing and planning strategy, she is recognized as an expert within the industry.  Anila is currently responsible for developing and delivering the scientific research agenda at Kalibrate, leading a team of world-class, highly disciplined data scientists to create advanced statistical models, focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence.   She holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from The London School of Economics, and an MSc from Manchester University