Board of Directors
Carmen Carey, Chief Executive Officer
Carmen joined the Brady plc board in March 2017. Carmen is an IT industry veteran whose career to date encompasses leadership roles as an executive in fast-growing global VC-backed and publicly traded technology companies. She has been the CEO of Apica, a leader in load testing and synthetic monitoring solutions. Prior to Apica, she scaled and exited two UK headquartered technology companies as CEO, Big Data Partnership to Teradata in 2016 and ControlCircle to Alternative Networks Group in 2014, and was COO of MetaPack, COO of MessageLabs and VP of Global Services at BroadVision.
Martin Thorneycroft, Chief Financial Officer
Martin joined Brady as Group CFO and Company Secretary in January 2014, bringing with him a diverse experience in finance and financial services technology companies. He is a chartered accountant and has held senior financial positions in both public and private companies based in the UK and the US.
Most recently, Martin spent eight years as Group Finance Director at Patsystems plc, a financial services software group, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, legal, HR, administration, company secretarial and investor relations across its worldwide operations. Prior to Patsystems, Martin’s experience includes roles at EY, Profile Media Group plc, and McMullen and Sons Limited.
Nick Greatorex, Chairman
Nick joined the Brady plc Board as Chairman in November 2019. He also sits on the Board of Kalibrate Technologies, another of Hanover Investors’ (Brady’s private equity shareholder) software investments. Nick spent the majority of his career at Capita plc where he joined in 2006, progressing through several divisional leadership roles in finance and as Managing Director before being appointed Group CFO in 2015. In 2017 he also acted as Interim Group CEO for almost one year. Nick left Capita in 2018.
Earlier in his career, Nick was Chief Financial Officer of Liberata plc and held senior Corporate Development roles at a number of organisations, including Centrica plc and Senior plc. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 at Ernst & Young, where he spent 10 years working in the UK and US.
Matthew Peacock, Non-Executive Director
Matthew joined the Brady plc Board in November 2019. He is the founding partner of Hanover Investors, Brady’s private equity shareholder.
Matthew has deep industry experience across the software, outsourced services, industrial, and financial sectors, where he has held roles in multiple public and private companies as Executive and Non-Executive chairman. In 2002 he founded Hanover Investors and since then he has led change strategies and turnarounds for a large number of companies as both an investor and board member.
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 1990’s he led a series of successful private turnarounds as a lead shareholder and CEO. He holds an LLM in Law from Cambridge University.
Jog Dhody, Non-Executive Director
Jog joined the Brady plc Board in November 2019. He has worked closely with Hanover Investors since 2012 and is currently Chief Operating Partner at Hanover Operating Management. He serves as Non-Executive Director at Kalibrate Technologies and Escher Group, both of which are software businesses wholly owned by Hanover.
In his early career, Jog held a number of Executive Director roles in multi-site retail and leisure businesses and lead their turnarounds over a number of years. Jog has sat on multiple Boards including Regenersis Plc, Blancco Technology Group Plc, and Hydro Technologies Ltd.
Jog has deep industry experience across a range of technology and technology enabled businesses. He holds a First Class Degree in Accountancy from Birmingham University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Dan Look, Non-Executive Director
Dan joined the Brady plc Board in March 2019. Dan has approaching 25 years of experience as a consultant in the energy and commodity sectors with a focus on trading and risk management, initially with Accenture before joining Baringa during its founding stage. At Baringa, Dan led the commodity and energy trading consulting group to become the recognised leader in its field, alongside his role as a Senior Partner in the broader global business. Since retiring from Baringa in 2017, Dan has undertaken a variety of board and advisory roles.
Iain Greig, Chief Technology Officer
Iain joined the Brady plc Board in March 2019 and from August 2019 has taken on the role of Chief Technology Officer. Iain is an experienced CTO and COO with a track record of delivering large-scale technology and business change programmes and commercial and operational leadership. For over 25 years Iain has specialised in the physical commodities trading and financial services industries, working with global integrated oil companies, entrepreneurial trading organisations, consultancies, global exchanges and clearing houses. As CTO of LME Clear, Iain led the technical build and successful launch of the new clearing house for the London Metal Exchange, going on the run the new business as COO. Most recently, Iain co-founded Ivno – a financial technology startup focused on asset tokenisation and blockchain based payments solutions.
Rebecca Wright, Company Secretary
Rebecca joined Brady to establish the in-house legal department in February 2015. With a demonstrated history of working in the software industry for both B2B and B2C companies, Rebecca previously served as Legal Counsel at Rosetta Stone for the EMEA businesses. She was responsible for providing legal and compliance advice across multiple jurisdictions, covering various key areas including corporate and commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, company secretarial and data protection.
Rebecca manages the global legal function as Chief Legal Officer for Brady and is skilled in and passionate about providing practical and business-focused advice. She was appointed as Company Secretary in March 2017 and acts as Company Secretary for each of the Board’s committees.