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Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Our Team | Killian Whelan CEO of Sim Local

Killian Whelan

Chief Executive Officer

Sim Local is part of the The Travelwin Group that encompasses a number of businesses across the travel-tech space founded by Killian Whelan, an Irish entrepreneur who has built up several businesses over his professional career. Killian is currently CEO of the Travelwin Group, and a non-executive Director of Great Irish Pubs, (Florida) Cogs and Marvel, and Solas Project (an Irish charity helping young people achieve their potential). Killian completed his MBA from Smurfit Business School in Ireland. Killian is also a board member of Travelwin.​

Our Team | Gary Waite, Head of eSIM Strategy with Sim Local

Gary Waite

Head of eSIM Strategy

Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and mobile sector and has been key to the success of SIM technology. He has worked for companies including Telefonica and GSMA, and is considered a world expert on eSIM, NFC, Mobile Wallet and M2M/IoT. Today, Gary is leading Sim Local’s drive to deliver eSIM capability to Operators worldwide

Our Team | Julie Gibb, Chief Technology Officer with Sim Local

Julie Gibb

Chief Technology Officer

Julie has 20 years’ experience in the Information and Telecoms Technology sector. She has an exceptional track record in delivering large scale business, network and IT transformation. She is responsible for the technical development and operational support of the Sim Local portfolio.

Out Team | Hakeel Zaman, Chief Commercial Officer with Sim Local

Hakeel Zaman

Chief Commercial Officer

Hakeel is a qualified barrister and a seasoned professional in sales, business development and marketing. His expertise lies in travel retail, telecommunications, new business development and revenue growth. He focuses on the development of new global commercial agreements.

Our Team | Andrew McClellan, Chief Business Development Officer with Sim Local

Andrew McClellan

Chief Business Development Officer

Andrew has over 20 years’ retail experience across the UK High Street and UK/International Travel locations. He spent several years with the management team of WHSmith Travel, shaping and delivering its growth strategy. Andrew leads the expansion of the business in the UK and internationally.

Our Team | Audrey Sheridan, Chief Retail Officer with Sim Local

Audrey Sheridan

Chief Retail Officer

Audrey brings over 20 years’ experience to the Group and currently oversees the business and retail operations. She excels at team management, professional development and deployment of new business functions.

Michael Houlihan

Head of Finance

Michael is the Head of Finance at Travelwin Group (incorporating Sim Local) and is responsible for the financial reporting for the financial reporting of the group. Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He previously worked for PwC and a US healthcare multinational. He also has experience in the aircraft leasing industry.

Our Team | Killian Whelan CEO of Sim Local

Killian Whelan

Chief Executive Officer
Sim Local is part of the The Travelwin Group that encompasses a number of businesses across the travel-tech space founded by Killian Whelan, an Irish entrepreneur who has built up several businesses over his professional career. Killian is currently CEO of the Travelwin Group, and a non-executive Director of Great Irish Pubs, (Florida) Cogs and Marvel, and Solas Project (an Irish charity helping young people achieve their potential). Killian completed his MBA from Smurfit Business School in Ireland. Killian is also a board member of Travelwin.
Our Team | Gary Waite, Head of eSIM Strategy with Sim Local

Gary Waite

Head of eSIM Strategy
Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and mobile sector and has been key to the success of SIM technology. He has worked for companies including Telefonica and GSMA, and is considered a world expert on eSIM, NFC, Mobile Wallet and M2M/IoT. Today, Gary is leading Sim Local’s drive to deliver eSIM capability to Operators worldwide
Our Team | Julie Gibb, Chief Technology Officer with Sim Local

Julie Gibb

Chief Technology Officer
Julie has 20 years’ experience in the Information and Telecoms Technology sector. She has an exceptional track record in delivering large scale business, network and IT transformation. She is responsible for the technical development and operational support of the Sim Local portfolio.
Out Team | Hakeel Zaman, Chief Commercial Officer with Sim Local

Hakeel Zaman

Chief Commercial Officer
Hakeel is a qualified barrister and a seasoned professional in sales, business development and marketing. His expertise lies in travel retail, telecommunications, new business development and revenue growth. He focuses on the development of new global commercial agreements.
Our Team | Andrew McClellan, Chief Business Development Officer with Sim Local

Andrew McClellan

Chief Business Development Officer
Andrew has over 20 years’ retail experience across the UK High Street and UK/International Travel locations. He spent several years with the management team of WHSmith Travel, shaping and delivering its growth strategy. Andrew leads the expansion of the business in the UK and internationally.
Our Team | Audrey Sheridan, Chief Retail Officer with Sim Local

Audrey Sheridan

Chief Retail Officer
Audrey brings over 20 years’ experience to the Group and currently oversees the business and retail operations. She excels at team management, professional development and deployment of new business functions.

Michael Houlihan

Head of Finance
Michael is the Head of Finance at Travelwin Group (incorporating Sim Local) and is responsible for the financial reporting for the financial reporting of the group. Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He previously worked for PwC and a US healthcare multinational. He also has experience in the aircraft leasing industry.