Our Management

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Peter Granat
Chief Executive Officer

Peter Granat joined SAI Global as Chief Executive Officer in July 2017 bringing extensive experience leading both private and public companies through turn-around and growth phases, developing innovative software products and global information services throughout his career.

Most recently Peter was Chairman of the Board of Cision, the leading global public relations software and information services company. From 2013 to 2016 he was the CEO of Cision and led the company through an expansion and growth phase that took the company from USD $130M in revenue in 2013 to over USD $600M in revenue in 2016. Prior to being the CEO, he was President of Cision EMEA division based in London and Cision North America based in Chicago.

Peter holds a BA from the University of Vermont and a MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

 

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Paul Butcher
Risk Business

Paul is an experienced international executive having worked for more than 30 years in Australia, Asia Pacific and the UK. He has previously held global business leadership roles with IT & Telecommunications companies Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo and in his early career worked as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. Paul has extensive M&A experience having been involved in numerous acquisitions throughout his career. Paul joined SAI Global in late 2012 initially leading the Assurance business. He became Chief Commercial Officer in November 2014 and has responsibility for all the customer facing activities of the risk management business worldwide. He assumed responsibility for the Risk business in July 2017.

Since 2007 Paul has been a non-executive director and chairman of ONE80TC, an Australian not for profit organisation, helping people with life controlling addictions.

 

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Joe Kiernicki
Chief Financial Officer

Joe joined ASX listed Espreon Limited in 2007 as Group Financial Controller, which was acquired by SAI Global in 2009. He then held the position of Divisional CFO for the Property business, and in 2015 Joe became Director of Finance, APAC & Corporate.

Prior to joining SAI Global, Joe worked across various industries in Sydney including software, professional services, banking and retail. He spent over 6 years working for MAID PLC in London, holding senior leadership positions, before relocating to Australia.

 

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Kim Jenkins
Managing Director of Property, Standards and Information Services

Kim recommenced with SAI Global in August 2017 as Managing Director of Property and Knowledge. She joins us from Australian Retail Credit Association, where she was CEO. Prior to that Kim was SAI Global's Director of Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, a role she held after an extensive career in the banking industry including leading the start-up of FirstRand Bank India, the first bank from the African continent to achieve a full commercial banking license in India.  

Kim has also held a number of executive roles with Experian. While at the helm of their Australian and New Zealand operations, she oversaw the launch of a new Credit Bureau, a joint venture with a number of Australia's pre-eminent financial institutions.

Kim has an MSc from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Brunel University in the UK.

 

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Tim Jacob
Global Head of Operations

Tim joined SAI Global in 2010.  For four years Tim was Head of Operations for the Property Division during a period of enormous growth.  He oversaw the transformation of the operation, making significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of the service.  Over the last year Tim has managed Assurance Australia.  Previous to SAI Global, Tim has worked in a transformation capacity in both Operations and IT for a number of organisations including Westpac, AMP and Unisys in both Australia and the UK. He took on responsibility for operations worldwide in July 2017.

 

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Chris Jouppi
Assurance Business

Chris is a senior executive with years of experience in the electrical power, automation, medical device and professional services. His experience includes hands-on involvement in technology, global marketing and sales, manufacturing operations, supply chain management, quality, finance, technology licencing, customer support and strategic planning. He joined SAI Global in 2009, having previously held senior management positions in Automation Products Group, Stryker, Eaton Corporation and Rockwell Automation. He has an MBA in International Business from Wilfred Laurier University and a BASc in, Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

 

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Malcolm Pascoe
Chief Information Officer

Malcolm joined in January 2015 from Sydney Trains where he was the Chief Information Officer.  Prior to this Malcolm was with IBM with responsibility for their infrastructure project services portfolio across Australia and New Zealand.

In his earlier career, he has held senior IT roles in financial services in both Australia and the UK covering application development, client relationship management and production services.

Malcolm has a Masters of Business in information technology management from the University of Technology, Sydney.

 

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Cara Reil
Group Director, Human Resources

Cara joined in November 2015 and has 20 years of generalist and specialist HR experience with companies such as United Technologies, AMP and Singtel in regional and global roles. She spent the majority of her HR career working outside of US, especially in Asia where she has lived in both Singapore and Australia.

Cara holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Denver.