Meet the team

The K-TIG Team Is Dedicated to the Development of Next-Generation Welding Technologies

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.

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Stuart Carmichael

Non-Executive Chairman

With over 20 years’ experience in the industrial, technology and professional services sectors, Stuart Carmichael specialises in corporate advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and operational advice. 
Stuart boasts extensive international experience, having worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. He has held several senior executive leadership positions with UGL, DTZ, AJG and KPMG Corporate Finance. 
Stuart is a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed companies Swick Mining Services, De.mem, ClearVue Technologies, and Osteopore, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Schrole. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant.
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Syed Basar Shueb 

Non-Executive Director

Syed Basar Shueb joined the K-TIG Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2019. Basar brings extensive experience in the manufacturing, fabrication, construction and service industries to K-TIG, much of which was gained during his ongoing tenure as 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), the PAL Group of Companies was established in the late 1990s to cater to the diverse needs of Abu Dhabi’s expanding commercial and consumer markets. Today, the PAL Group operates in the construction, utilities, travel and hospitality industries. 
Basar is also the Chairman of Royal Falcon Mining, and holds a Bachelor of Engineering.

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Colm O'Brien

Non-Executive Director

Colm has over 20 years' executive level experience in the financial services, tier one management consulting, and media industries in both Europe and Australia. 
Colm is a Founding Director of Carrington Partners, a management consultancy firm focused on strategic and Board support, including business growth, transformational change, and funding. Colm is also a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Pacific Star Network, a market-leading media company with assets including Crocmedia, SEN Radio, and the AFL Record.
Colm held roles at both Barclays Bank and Andersen Consulting (Accenture), and led ASX-listed Aspermont as Chief Executive Officer. He transformed Aspermont from a local mining publication to a global, digitally-led media and events firm. Colm holds a Bachelor of Law.
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Mark Twycross 

Executive Director

Mark has over 40 years' executive level experience in the Energy, Oil and Gas and Infrastructure industries within Australasia. 
Mark held senior executive leadership positions with both Quanta Services and McConnell Dowell and brings with him a track record of securing major contracts and contract execution for clients in the oil and gas and water infrastructure sectors.
Mark is Director of Twycross and Partners and is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). 
Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

Non-Executive Director

Adrian has over 30 years' executive level experience in Engineering, Defence and strategic planning within Australia. 
Adrian held roles at both Telstra Applied Technologies and Rheinmetall Defence. He also led Sydac into the global marketplace growing it into the number 2 supplier of railway simulation solutions by market share, before selling the company to Knorr Bremse in 2009.
Adrian is Principal of Sageur, a boutique management consultancy providing advice to corporate executives in managing their high growth businesses. Adrian is also a Non-Executive Director of UniSA Ventures, Myriota and Universal Motion Simulators.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.
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Neil Le Quesne

President Market Development

Neil has more than 25 years of experience in international development, commercialisation, strategic sales, business development, corporate strategy, investment attraction, mergers and acquisitions, and executive leadership. His expertise spans the private and public sectors, as well as state-owned corporations.
Neil has worked across several emerging markets including the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa. His previous roles include senior management positions, such as Chief Executive Officer at Unilog in Singapore, General Manager International Development at Tejari in Dubai, and Director Mining, Resources and Development at Morton Philips in Australia. 
Neil holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business in Information Innovation.
Belinda Latz

Belinda Latz

Director Marketing & Communications

With over 10 years’ professional experience, Belinda has expertise across all facets of corporate services, from finance, human resources and logistics, through to marketing, administration and customer service.
Belinda has extensive implementation knowledge of financial management processes, customer relationship management, supply chains, and inbound marketing systems and is responsible for driving continuous process improvement at K-TIG.
Prior to joining K-TIG in 2013, Belinda was a Client Relationship Manager at Drake International and a Research Consultant at Morton Philips—two of Australia’s leading providers of human resources services. Belinda holds a Bachelor of Business Management.
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Bill Kelly

Director Market Development 

With over 20 years’ experience in the fabrication and welding industry, Bill joined K-TIG in 2016 and is our Director of Market Development.
His previous roles include Workshop Supervisor and Coordinator at Smart Fabrication, Structural Supervisor at ASC, and Workshop Supervisor for Macweld Industries.
Bill has exceptional knowledge of the K-TIG process, combined with in-field commissioning and installation experience. As such, he is able to identify client needs and provide valuable, real-world advice. He believes it is important to take clients through an open and honest exploration of their applications and provide constructive feedback, in order to build long-term, value-adding relationships—rather than make a quick sale.

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