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Executive Team

GlobalPlatform is managed on a day-to-day basis by an Executive Team, which comprises an Executive Director, Technical Director, Technical Program Manager, and Operations Secretariat. The Executive Team works closely with a PR agency which provides global communications support.

Kevin Gillick

As Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of the GlobalPlatform Specifications within worldwide markets. Mr. Gillick coordinates and manages the organization's strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with GlobalPlatform's Marketing Director, Technical Director, all three of the organization's technical committees - Card, Device and Systems - and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces. Mr. Gillick is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and the GlobalPlatform membership.

Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, Mr. Gillick held various marketing and business development positions at a range of multi-national technology (or technology-based) corporations.

Mr. Gillick has served as GlobalPlatform's full-time Executive Director since 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was actively involved in the organization as GlobalPlatform's Marketing Center Chair and has also served the Smart Card Alliance on the Board of Directors, with a two-year term as Chairman of the Board.

Gil Bernabeu

Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform's Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform Specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform's central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization's three technical committees - Card, Device and Systems - and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners. In his role as Compliance Secretariat within GlobalPlatform, he ensures that all elements of GlobalPlatform-based solutions are interoperable and offer backwards compatibility with previous technology releases. Prior to becoming GlobalPlatform Technical Director, Gil served GlobalPlatform as the Chair of the Systems Committee for over two years.

Mr. Bernabeu is Technical Marketing Manager for the Standardization and Technology Department at Gemalto. In this role, he supports Gemalto's marketing and product groups to deploy trusted and convenient digital services. Mr. Bernabeu previously held various managerial positions within Gemalto in smart card production, software product development, engineering management. He also supervised the software development activities of 15 Gemplus personalization centers worldwide.

Hank Chavers

Mr. Chavers joined GlobalPlatform as Technical Program Manager in 2014. He will play a key strategic role in supporting the technical committees, Advisory Council and task forces, providing assistance with meetings and development of white papers/requirements, and furthering the association’s business development efforts in the United States. Additionally, Mr. Chavers will support GlobalPlatform’s Technical and Executive Directors, as well as aiding the development of the association’s specifications. He will play an active role in improving industry knowledge of these specifications as a GlobalPlatform certified trainer.

Mr. Chavers has over 20 years of experience in the development, deployment and convergence of internet and mobile services. In his previous roles as a near field communication (NFC) specialist, he has overseen the production of proof-of-concept demonstrations for NFC enabling wireless technologies, provided technical management for the first ever implementation featuring two types of payment cards loaded in one secure element, crafted the market entry strategy for a Fortune 50 telecommunications firm to launch a new NFC service platform and led the NFC Forum Developer Workgroup and NFC Global Competition. Mr. Chavers is also the co-author of ‘NFC Reference Guide for Air Travel,’ an IATA and NFC-Forum joint publication and served as Technical Editor for the book ‘Professional NFC Application Development for Android’.

Loreal LeGate

As Marketing Director of GlobalPlatform, Ms. LeGate is responsible for leading GlobalPlatform’s strategic marketing initiatives including value proposition articulation, branding, and membership communications. She promotes GlobalPlatform messaging across all channels and all targeted markets. Ms. LeGate contributes to marketing strategy planning discussions alongside the Executive and Technical Directors and PR Agency. She manages marketing for special programs and campaigns that are of timely and strategic interest to the organization. She also interacts with the various technical committees, working groups, and task forces to generate marketing and communications ideas including press releases, industry interviews, made-simple guides, public website copy updates, byline articles, newsletters, white papers, videos, animations and social media content.

Prior to her appointment to a role within GlobalPlatform, Ms. LeGate held various marketing, business development, and communications positions at American Express. Most recently, as Director of Global Marketing, she was responsible for worldwide marketing activities associated with the company's global network and emerging payments solutions. She led a team of senior marketing managers responsible for value messaging, branding, training and promotional materials, and multi-channel distribution including web and conferences. While at American Express, Ms. LeGate served on two EMVCo Task Forces over three years.

Ms. LeGate joined GlobalPlatform in 2016.

Operations Secretariat - Alliances Management

Alliances Management is a professional services firm that delivers top quality operations management, administration services, and strategic consultation to non-profit technical standards organizations. The company focuses on providing clients with a better way to operate, by providing business solutions for long term scalability and efficiencies. From event planning and meeting facilitation to financial and budget management, Alliances Management provides a holistic operational service portfolio, delivering exceptional results for clients.

PR Agency - iseepr Ltd.

iseepr is an independent UK-based PR agency which specializes in the provision of business-to-business PR and communication services to international organizations operating within the smart card sector and related vertical industries. Through working relationships with clients in these sectors, the iseepr team has vast technical and operational knowledge of the smart card industry and an expansive network of media and industry contacts within this field. The iseepr team is committed to delivering the very best client PR experience through effective and frequent communication processes, efficient reporting and evaluation procedures, a proactive approach to all PR efforts by the agency and of course, the ongoing generation of excellent results.