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Nicolas Wauters

Nicolas Wauters, Iqarus Leadership

Nicolas Wauters was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for Iqarus in 2022. He is responsible for driving the global growth agenda and further strengthening and evolving the Iqarus strategic sales management functions. Previously, he has worked for more than 12 years with International SOS in various commercial and general management leadership roles across Asia, Africa, and Europe. He will also be driving enhanced collaboration across the broader International SOS group of companies.

Prior appointments during his 12-year tenure with Deutsche Post DHL include Global Vice President, Telecom Sector and Regional Customer Manager (Europe & Middle East and Africa Region).

Originally from Belgium, Nic has a master’s degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Brussels (VUB), and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Institute for Higher Education in Economics of Antwerp. He holds a Business Leaders Diploma from Cranfield University’s School of Management. Nic is also Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) trained by the American Heart Association and an enthusiastic pilot.

Rosemarie Matkovich

Rosemarie Matkovich, Iqarus Leadership

Rosemarie joined Iqarus in November 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for all financial aspects of the business, driving the financial strategy, and partnering with key stakeholders.

Originally from Australia, Rosemarie is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years of experience focusing on companies providing services in complex and challenging environments. Rosemarie’s expertise covers many industries from healthcare, security, oil and gas multinationals to Government and NGOs.

Charlotte Gambling

Charlotte Gambling, Iqarus Leadership

Charlotte is the Chief Legal Officer of Iqarus. A member of the Executive Committee, Charlotte is the head of the group’s legal and compliance function, as well as a member of the group’s Information Security & Data Protection Committee, the Ethics Committee and the Health and Safety Committee. Charlotte has 14 years of experience as a General Counsel (Head of Legal) in the UK, USA and the Middle East, across various industries. She has worked internationally in a variety of challenging environments alongside private, government and NGO clients.
Charlotte is well recognised for her keen ability to identify proactive and commercial solutions to eliminate or mitigate risks. She has a deep skill set, and extensive experience in corporate and commercial law and is highly experienced in steering commercial transactions through their entire lifecycle. Charlotte is also responsible for setting and ensuring compliance with Iqarus internal governance policies, as well an ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions that Iqarus operates. Charlotte was called to the bar of England & Wales as a barrister and holds a bachelors in Law LLB (Hons) and a PgDip Bar Vocational Studies. Charlotte is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (Inn of Court).

Martin Pernar

Martin Pernar, Iqarus Leadership

Dr Martin Pernar joined Iqarus in June 2021 as Chief Medical Officer and has direct medical oversight of all our projects, including all aspects of our expeditionary R2 capabilities. Dr Martin Pernar is a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon, who has had a distinguished military and military medical career. Embarking on a military medical career saw him specialise in Prehospital Trauma Care, Medical/Aeromedical Evacuation, Damage Control Surgery/Resuscitation, Diving Medicine/Submarine Rescue, and support to Special Forces and SWAT teams. His last military engagement was serving as the Medical Director for the Swedish Royal Marines until the end of 2018, deployed as the Senior Medical Officer in Mali for the MINUSMA Swedish Contingent.

Dr Pernar has a deep understanding of what it takes to deliver medical services in the environments in which Iqarus operates, having been an embedded Medical Officer with the UN in Mali, Central African Republic, and the Balkans; and with the EU in the Gulf of Aden and Central African Republic; and with NATO in Afghanistan and Kosovo; and with several International NGOs in Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Central African Republic.

Originally from Sweden, Dr Pernar is a graduate the Medical School, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and has undertaken medical studies in Norway, Sweden, Belgium and United States, while also working as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at public hospitals in Sweden and Norway.

Giles Harrison

Giles Harrison, Iqarus Leadership

Giles Harrison joined Iqarus as Chief Operations Officer in February 2022. Previous experience in challenging environments include roles as Managing Director Middle East and Africa, and Vice President Global Operations for GardaWorld, and Managing Director of G4S Risk Management Limited.

Originally from England, Giles served 22 years with the British Army, during which time he commanded his regiment, and served on operations around the globe, including Belize, Bosnia, Germany, and Iraq. During his time in the Armed Forces, Giles was responsible for strategic and operational planning, and control of manning and assets; his final posting being Assistant Head, Armed Forces Equipment Programme for Ground Manoeuvre. Giles holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management from Cranfield University and an MA in Military Studies.

Giles’s experience provides him with the skills to deliver a quality service to clients in challenging circumstances, as well as the ability to develop a scalable and compliant business tailored to client needs.

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell, Iqarus Leadership

Tim has built and managed organizations focused on enabling clients to operate in complex and demanding environments for over 20 years. Tim has been CEO of two of the world’s leading security businesses and created a pioneering expeditionary medical company before moving on to form Iqarus.