THE TEAM

About Chameleon Technology

The Chameleon Team

In 2010 Mike Woodhall and Gary Martin created a company to connect emerging smart technology, energy retailers and consumers, as the rollout of smart meters across the UK looked set to become a reality.

Their vision was to provide clear and meaningful information to consumers, through a medium accessible to all, to inspire them to save energy and so create a community of positively informed consumers. The fundamental aspect of engaging consumers with their real-time energy consumption, sensibly became a cornerstone of the business case for the UK rollout.

In order to properly address this emerging market opportunity, Mike and Gary brought together a team of highly experienced, passionate, practical and creative people. Together they are helping to engineer the connected home of the future by creating exceptional products that provide useful benefits to consumers and commercial solutions for partners.

Founders

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Mike Woodhall

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Mike directs all aspects of Chameleon’s operations – product development, engineering, manufacturing, customer relationships, business development and marketing. Mike has over 26 years’ experience in multi-national businesses with more than 15 years as a director for major UK manufacturing companies. Mike has seven years’ experience in the energy sector and holds a degree in Marketing. A keen cyclist, this year alone Mike has raised £4000 for Yorkshire-based charity Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire, and completed a 700km ride from Leeds to Paris.

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Mike Woodhall

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Mike directs all aspects of Chameleon’s operations – product development, engineering, manufacturing, customer relationships, business development and marketing. Mike has over 26 years’ experience in multi-national businesses with more than 15 years as a director for major UK manufacturing companies. Mike has seven years’ experience in the energy sector and holds a degree in Marketing. A keen cyclist, this year alone Mike has raised £4000 for Yorkshire-based charity Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire, and completed a 700km ride from Leeds to Paris.

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Gary Martin

Co-Founder and Director

Gary oversees the international operations, including business development, manufacturing and innovation. Prior to co-founding Chameleon, Gary developed, managed and then sold a multi-national company manufacturing energy monitoring devices for end users, including a successful international retail business. Gary holds a degree in Renewable Energy Technologies. Gary currently resides in Dubai where he is able to readily connect with international markets including Europe and the Middle and Far East.

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Gary Martin

Co-Founder and Director

Gary oversees the international operations, including business development, manufacturing and innovation. Prior to co-founding Chameleon, Gary developed, managed and then sold a multi-national company manufacturing energy monitoring devices for end users, including a successful international retail business. Gary holds a degree in Renewable Energy Technologies. Gary currently resides in Dubai where he is able to readily connect with international markets including Europe and the Middle and Far East.

Technology and Engineering

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Tim Boyle

Technical Director

Tim manages Chameleon’s product developments. He is responsible for creating and driving the product roadmap, and bringing bespoke customer solutions to life. Tim, together with his team, specifies all of Chameleon’s products. His extensive experience in electronics design and manufacturing companies and consultancies has been applied to great effect in enabling Chameleon to build its position in the Smart Metering industry. Tim has built a strong engineering team which has an excellent reputation with our customers and metering partners. He is responsible for quality within Chameleon and led the company in its successful accreditation to ISO9001.Tim has a degree in Physics and Applied Physics with Electronics from the University of Nottingham.

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Tim Boyle

Technical Director

Tim manages Chameleon’s product developments. He is responsible for creating and driving the product roadmap, and bringing bespoke customer solutions to life. Tim, together with his team, specifies all of Chameleon’s products. His extensive experience in electronics design and manufacturing companies and consultancies has been applied to great effect in enabling Chameleon to build its position in the Smart Metering industry. Tim has built a strong engineering team which has an excellent reputation with our customers and metering partners. He is responsible for quality within Chameleon and led the company in its successful accreditation to ISO9001.Tim has a degree in Physics and Applied Physics with Electronics from the University of Nottingham.

Commercial and Customer solutions

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Ross Haffenden

Commercial Director

Ross is responsible for delivering Chameleon’s commercial goals, managing customer and partner relationships, creating new business opportunities and exploring applications for emerging technology. Ross has over 25 years experience with large multi-national companies delivering manufacturing and commercial projects. He has a deep understanding of Asian manufacturing culture, having worked and lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years. Ross has a keen focus on linking smart technology, the connected home and the IoT and creating practical solutions for end users, energy retailers and technology partners.

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Ross Haffenden

Commercial Director

Ross is responsible for delivering Chameleon’s commercial goals, managing customer and partner relationships, creating new business opportunities and exploring applications for emerging technology. Ross has over 25 years experience with large multi-national companies delivering manufacturing and commercial projects. He has a deep understanding of Asian manufacturing culture, having worked and lived in Hong Kong for almost 20 years. Ross has a keen focus on linking smart technology, the connected home and the IoT and creating practical solutions for end users, energy retailers and technology partners.

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Nikki Duggan

Head of Customer Solutions

Nikki is responsible for managing and growing Chameleon’s customer relationships and working closely with the development team to ensure end-user feedback and insights are at the forefront of Chameleon’s product developments. Nikki also works closely with Smart Meter industry groups including Smart Energy GB and coordinates strong relationships with our partners. Nikki has over 10 years experience with leading UK energy retailer E.ON where she helped deliver a variety of projects across all areas of the customer portfolio including developing customer propositions, early smart meter trials and provided input into the a full smart meter roll out strategy. Nikki is passionate about keeping the voice of the customer at the heart of Chameleon’s products and services.

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Nikki Duggan

Head of Customer Solutions

Nikki is responsible for managing and growing Chameleon’s customer relationships and working closely with the development team to ensure end-user feedback and insights are at the forefront of Chameleon’s product developments. Nikki also works closely with Smart Meter industry groups including Smart Energy GB and coordinates strong relationships with our partners. Nikki has over 10 years experience with leading UK energy retailer E.ON where she helped deliver a variety of projects across all areas of the customer portfolio including developing customer propositions, early smart meter trials and provided input into the a full smart meter roll out strategy. Nikki is passionate about keeping the voice of the customer at the heart of Chameleon’s products and services.

Governance and Finance

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Martin Allison

Non-Executive Chairman

Martin brings a tremendous amount of experience to Chameleon from 30 years in professional financial services. He has successfully led various corporate and commercial banking teams and operated in public, private and third sector organisations. Martin advises companies of all sizes and has been associated with various University Business Schools, including Bradford where he gained his MBA. Martin’s vision and expertise give intensive focus and drive to Chameleon’s long-term business strategy.

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Martin Allison

Non-Executive Chairman

Martin brings a tremendous amount of experience to Chameleon from 30 years in professional financial services. He has successfully led various corporate and commercial banking teams and operated in public, private and third sector organisations. Martin advises companies of all sizes and has been associated with various University Business Schools, including Bradford where he gained his MBA. Martin’s vision and expertise give intensive focus and drive to Chameleon’s long-term business strategy.

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Graeme Allison

Finance Director

Graeme oversees all of the financial functions of Chameleon Technology. He has over 25 years experience in senior roles for SMEs, PLCs and large organisations. Most notably, Graeme was a founder director of Quantum Corporate Finance Limited, a specialist Corporate Finance business which assisted SMEs with fundraising, buy outs, corporate sales and business planning. Graeme currently runs The Alternative Board (TAB) in Sunderland. He is an honours graduate and a qualified accountant (FCCA). Graeme has a passion for business and a natural ability for developing startups.

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Graeme Allison

Finance Director

Graeme oversees all of the financial functions of Chameleon Technology. He has over 25 years experience in senior roles for SMEs, PLCs and large organisations. Most notably, Graeme was a founder director of Quantum Corporate Finance Limited, a specialist Corporate Finance business which assisted SMEs with fundraising, buy outs, corporate sales and business planning. Graeme currently runs The Alternative Board (TAB) in Sunderland. He is an honours graduate and a qualified accountant (FCCA). Graeme has a passion for business and a natural ability for developing startups.