Peter Hepworth - CEO
Peter is a globally experienced executive with an exceptional track record in the FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods), technology and entertainment sectors having worked across high growth emerging markets whilst living in the UK, USA and France.
With over 25 years’ experience spanning sales, marketing, IT, supply chain and finance, Peter has held senior international positions at L’Oreal, Sara Lee Corporation and Activision Blizzard, home of the hugely successful gaming franchise Call of Duty®, most recently running the UK & Ireland business as Managing Director.
Peter is an economics graduate, chartered accountant, with an M.B.A. from Cranfield and A.M.P. from INSEAD.
Chris Barrett - Deputy CEO and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Chris is an experienced executive with a strong commercial background developed over two decades in management consultancy, principally working with Hitachi and Capita. He has held senior leadership and transformation roles in organizations across industry sectors including financial services, utilities, central government and defense. As Chief Strategy Officer, Chris is responsible for operating success across the portfolio, delivering current business and new product execution.
He was awarded a Commendation for meritorious service in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for programme turnaround work with the RAF.
Richard Gray - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Richard joined AXELOS as our CFO in February 2016.
For three years prior to this he was Finance Director of Tikit, a legal IT software company operating within BT Business. He originally joined BT in 2010 to lead the finance team on their largest global contract.
Richard has also held a number of senior positions in businesses of differing sizes in the UK, Australia and elsewhere overseas. He has operated largely within the technology and telecom industries, but gained experience across a number of sectors.
He is a chartered accountant, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Adrian Sarosi - Chief Customer Officer (CCO)
Adrian has 20 years of experience building strategies, teams and solutions in the mobile, web and consulting domains.
Having worked across a number of different industries and international geographies he has a track record of consistent success in finding solutions that solve customers' business problems.
Consistently driving commercial and sales growth while remaining focused on customers' needs, Adrian has held both sales and marketing positions at companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telstra, mBlox and OpenMarket.
Matthew Hunt - Legal and Operations Director
Matthew joined AXELOS in September 2013 as Head Of Commercial and Legal and he was instrumental in the successful establishment of AXELOS Limited. He became our Legal and Operations Director in November 2015, leading the Commercial Operations, Legal and Education departments.
Prior to joining AXELOS, Matthew was a Commercial Manager at L3 Communications and was responsible for the introduction and implementation of a global intellectual property licensing strategy and supported the business with pragmatic commercial and intellectual property advice. During his time at L3 Communications, Matthew also drafted and negotiated a number of complex simulation agreements in countries including China, USA, Ethiopia and Thailand.
Matthew is a qualified solicitor, having trained with Blake Lapthorn (now Blake Morgan LLP).
John O'Brien - Chief Content Officer
John has worked in professional membership bodies, charities and trade associations for over 20 years at Director and Chief Executive level. These have included The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, The Global Law Summit and The Law Society of England and Wales.
John has a proven track record of establishing membership schemes, developing commercial services, delivering high profile events, transforming organizations and turning around failing projects.
As AXELOS' Chief Content Officer, he has responsibility for content development, our digital presence, translations and AXELOS Membership.