From the front office to the back, we’re driven by a desire to innovate and transform. The breakthrough nature of our solutions and the delight of our customers are testament to the passion, creativity and perspiration of our people.
The K-TIG team has unique expertise in advanced physics, materials science, weld engineering, metallurgy and welding automation.
ChairmanKieran Purcell is the Chairman of Keyhole TIG Limited, the State Manager of Macquarie, Chairman of Joint Research Pty Ltd and Director of the International Musculoskeletal Research Institute. Kieran was previously State Manager of Smith Barney Citigroup, State Manager of Merrill Lynch and Executive Officer of Australian Stock Exchange. Kieran has extensive financial management, structuring and corporate governance experience, together with exceptional private and public sector networks.
Non-Executive DirectorSyed Basar Shueb is a Non Executive Director of Keyhole TIG Limited. Basar is the General Manager of the Pal Group of Companies, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi-based Royal Group, Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is the Chairman of Royal Falcon Mining LLC. Basar has extensive experience in the process, manufacturing, fabrication, construction and service industries.
Non-Executive DirectorGraham Wilson is a Non-Executive Director of Keyhole TIG Limited. Graham is the owner and a Director of the PCT Group, the largest supplier of welding equipment to oil and gas companies in the Middle East. Graham brings extensive international experience, an exhaustive understanding of welding processes and automation, exceptional connections to fabricators in the Middle East, and a deep understanding of welding equipment deployment for oil and gas pipelines. Graham also serves as a member of the K-TIG Technical Committee.
CEO & Executive DirectorNeil Le Quesne is the Chief Executive and Executive Director of Keyhole TIG Limited. Neil has more than 25 years of experience in international development, commercialisation, strategic sales, business development, corporate strategy, investment attraction, M&A and executive leadership on four continents spanning the private sector, public sector & state-owned corporations. Neil has more than 20 years of involvement in emerging markets including the Middle East, Far East, South Asia, South East Asia, Africa & CIS regions.
Director of Research & DevelopmentAndy Sales is K-TIG’s Director R&D and has more than 25 years of experience in fabrication and construction across a diverse range of engineering companies including ConocoPhillips, McDermotts, BP and Woodside. Andy has held senior welding engineering and quality management positions across the oil & gas, refining and mining industries. Andy holds qualifications in welding engineering, metallurgy, quality auditing, welding inspection and has extensive experience in mechanical and structural engineering, pipe design and installation. Andy is an active professional member of various materials and welding institutions.
Advisor to the Board & Chairman of Technical CommitteeGary Lantzke is a founding Director, Advisor to the Board and Chairman of the Technical Committee at Keyhole TIG Limited and was responsible for much of Keyhole TIG’s early development. Gary is the Chief Executive of Callidus Welding Solutions, a world respected titanium fabricator, one of Australia’s major specialised welding operations and a fully owned subsidiary of the Pon Group.
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