Group Leadership

Mr Scott Basham
Group 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.

Ms Jacqui Myers
Group Chief Financial Officer

Jacqui joins the XTEK Group having previously been the Chief Financial Officer of Sentinel Group, a Canberra based global commercial investment company, for the last 4.5 years.

Jacqui has a proven track record of success in providing advice to boards for decisions relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital development projects, risk management, and financial performance of subsidiary companies.

A highly experienced and qualified finance professional with extensive public sector, private sector, management consulting, Australian defence industry, and international business operations expertise, Jacqui’s appointment comes at an exciting time of growth and global expansion for the XTEK Group.

Jacqui is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Lawrence Gardiner
Head of Corporate Services

r 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.

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