Board of Directors

Mr Uwe Boettcher

Non Executive Director/Chairman of the Board

Mr. Boettcher is the Principal of the law firm, Boettcher Law, starting his career at the firm now known as King & Wood Mallesons. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries. In 2011 he was appointed as a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Association of Angel Investors. In 2005 he was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance. In 1996/97 he was the Treasurer of the ACT Law Society. Mr. Boettcher has a special interest in commercialising new and innovative technologies, investing in them and bringing them to market.

Mr Philippe Odouard

Managing Director 

Mr. Odouard has over 26 years in general management of Defence related companies in Australia and overseas. He developed Quickstep, an innovative ASX listed company from a start up to a leader in composite manufacture and technology with $50m revenue. He specialises in developing and commercialising new technology in a Defence environment.

Mr Robert Quodling

Executive Director

Mr. Quodling has extensive experience as a leader and motivator of high performance commerce teams in the defence and aerospace sectors at the operational and executive level. His skills have been gained in a diverse range of activities including corporate governance, corporate planning, financial planning, project management, marketing, sales and business development. Mr. Quodling as a former Army Officer held a range of command and operational appointments in the Australian Army between 1975 and 1994. He was awarded a Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM) for conspicuous service with the Special Air Service Regiment. 

Mr Ivan Slavich

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Slavich has over 30 years of senior management and executive experience in the energy, banking, telecommunications and business consulting arena. He has a proven track record over numerous years of being an exceptional leader and motivator in developing and implementing strategic innovations, business process re-engineering and integration, resulting in substantial improvement of business sales and profitability. He is the CEO of Soldier On and has held an officers rank in the Australian Army Reserve. He is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Chris Fullerton

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Fullerton has extensive experience in investment, management and investment banking and is a qualified chartered accountant. He worked in Hong Kong and Singapore for 15 years before returning to Australia in 1992. He is an investor in listed equities and private equity and has been a non-executive director of a number of ASX listed companies. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals Limited and his unlisted company directorships cover companies in the property investment and agriculture sectors.

Mr Lawrence Gardiner

Company Secretary

Mr. Gardiner served with the Australian Army and specialised in the fields of logistic management and explosive ordnance disposal operations. In addition to his military service, Mr. Gardiner also served with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), performing senior executive roles in the areas of counter terrorist first response and protective security operations. Mr. Gardiner is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.