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.


XTEK LTD Key Personnel
Mr Lawrence Gardiner
Company Secretary
Mr Gardiner is responsible for the overview of all corporate service functions (Administration, Finance, OH&S and Human Resources) within the XTEK Group. In addition to these duties Mr Gardiner is the International Director (Chairman) of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) he is one of two international members appointed to the IABTI board that meets regularly in the United States. Mr Gardiner is a former Army Bomb Technician and more recently the Chief Superintendent responsible for the bomb 'First Response' capability at Australia's international airports.