Executive Directory

XTEK LTD Directors
Mr Uwe Boettcher

Mr. Boettcher is the Principal of the law firm, Boettcher Law, Canberra and is a Notary Public, Chairman of GPSports Systems Pty Limited, Kord Defence Pty Limited and KordTech Pty Limited, a founding Committee Member of Capital Angels, and Company Secretary of Savine Therapeutics Pty Limited, ANU Connect Ventures Pty Limited and ANU/MTAA Super Venture Capital Pty Limited.


Mr Robert Quodling
Executive Director
Robert (Bob) Quodling has extensive experience as a leader and motivator of high performance 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.

Bob is a co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Simmersion Holdings Pty Limited. He was instrumental in establishing and growing Simmersion from start up.
Prior to 2004, Bob ran his own consulting business and before that held appointments as CEO Fire Control Systems, General Manager - Operations and Marketing and Director Business Development at Electro Optic Systems (EOS), in Canberra, Australia. He held a range of command and operations appointments in the Australian Army between 1975 and 1994, and 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 29 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 was the CEO of TransACT communication P/L and has held an officers rank in the Australian Army Reserves. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr Philippe Odouard
Executive Director
Mr. Odouard joined XTEK in 2016 after leaving Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX:QHL), where he held appointments as the General Manager, Strategy & Business Development (Aerospace & Defence), Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to Quickstep, he held senior management roles with Thales Group in Australia and Europe. Mr. Odouard has extensive experience in managing an ASX-listed company, equity and debt capital markets, as well as negotiating and executing large international defence contracts. Mr. Odouard has extensive experience in managing innovation developments, commercialisation and technology transfers, including negotiation of long term contracts with major global aerospace and defence groups.


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.


XTEK LTD Key Personnel
Mr Lawrence(Laurie) Gardiner
Company Secretary

Mr. Gardiner has completed over 40 years service with Australian Army and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in the specialist fields of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) operations. Mr. Gardiner performed EOD/IEDD management, test/repair, investigations, disposal and training functions during his extensive service with the Australian Army and the AFP. In 1991, he was recognized in the Australian Honors and Awards list for his dedicated service to bomb response operations. During his service with the AFP, Mr. Gardiner was responsible for technical management of all bomb response programs (Canine and Appraisal) as part of the Counter Terrorist First Response (CTFR) capability of the AFP at International and Domestic Airports within Australia. Mr. Gardiner has lectured nationally and internationally and had his work published in a range of professional journals. In June 2003, he retired from the AFP and accepted an Executive Management position with XTEK Limited. Mr. Gardiner is appointed as the Company Secretary and in addition oversights all corporate service functions for the Company. In addition, Mr. Gardiner is a past International Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI. He has been awarded the prestigious Roger Goad Memorial Award and the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his dedication and services to IABTI and the worldwide EOD/IEDD community.