Mr Scott Basham
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Basham joined XTEK in February 2021 and is an internationally experienced corporate executive who has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from twenty years of involvement working on major security technology projects and system integrations across Australasia and the Asia Pacific regions. Scott's expertise encompasses leadership and general management of private and public companies, strategic sales and business development, international marketing and communications, as well as commercial, operational and program management. During his career, Scott has worked for a number of major global security technology companies, including Smiths Detection, Unisys, Safran Morpho, and Idemia. His last role before joining XTEK was as Group CEO of the ASX listed company Ava Risk Group Ltd. Scott's expertise and understanding encompasses the breadth of high-end, high-value, integrated detection, inspection, imaging and sensor technologies, and their applications in transportation, border protection, critical infrastructure, emergency services, and the military. A former commissioned officer in the Australian Regular Army, Scott holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University.
Mr Lawrence Gardiner
Head of Corporate Services
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.
Mr David Brooking
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. David Brooking has worked in accounting and finance for over thirty years and has a particular interest in systems and staff development. Working across different types of enterprises, he has been able to adapt to their needs by relying on the sophisticated fundamentals of his studies and the skills learnt in industry. Mr. Brooking has a Certificate of Accountancy, a Bachelor of Arts and an Executive MBA. Throughout his career, Mr. Brooking has leveraged technology to amplify the effectiveness of the workflows for which he had responsibility. Initially focussing on the day-to-day issues for XTEK he is now well placed to help the business grow through the development of accounting and enterprise management systems.
Mr Ahmed Akkawy
Head of Logistics Engineering Business Unit
Mr. Ahmed (Al) Akkawy has been with XTEK since Jan 2008 and is currently the Head of the XTEK Logistics Engineering Business Unit (LEBU). In this role Mr. Akkawy coordinates all aspects of the workshop activities inclusive of Integrated Logistic Support services, repair and maintenance, technical data development, project delivery, and liaises with the Original Equipment Manufacturers in support of XTEK products sold within Australia. Mr. Akkawy has had over 30 years’ experience in both the Army and commercial enterprise in the electronics/instrumentation repair, maintenance, and service industry. He has a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies and has worked in a range of roles including Field Engineer , Electronics Team Leader, Armoured Vehicles Supervisor and Electro-optical Repair Facility Supervisor.
Mr Mike Bundy
President & CEO HighCom Armor
Mike Bundy is President and Chief Executive Officer of HighCom Armor and has served in both Director and senior management roles for HighCom Armor since beginning his career with the company in 2006.