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.


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.

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.


Anthony McIntosh

Non-Executive Director

Anthony (BCOM, GAICD) holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a graduate of the AICD and has extensive experience in investment marketing, investor relations and strategic planning, with a focus on small caps, as well as a strong and well established network of stockbroking and investment fund managers. Anthony currently runs Adorina Investment Group, the McIntosh family investment company, and sits on a number of private and public company boards. Anthony was a Board member of Echo Resources Limited 2013-2019, which was acquired by Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) in 2019 for $235m.

Anthony is currently a non-executive director of Koonenberry Limited (ASX.KNB), Alice Queen Limited (ASX:AQX), Strategic Energy Resources Limited (ASX:SER) and Copper Strike Resources Limited (ASX:CSE).


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

Managing 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.

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.

Stephen Unerkov

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Unerkov is an accomplished senior financial and operations professional with over 20 years of experience in transforming and growing multinational businesses.
Skilled at leading change and improving the use of working capital,  Stephen brings a strong focus on commercializing and capturing new growth markets through leadership and customer value adding strategies.

Stephen is a member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy.

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.

Ben Mitchell

Chief Marketing Officer 

Ben is an experienced senior strategic marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in business-to-business sales and marketing. Skilled at leading business transition and diversification.
Ben has previously held senior marketing roles with a number of Australian and international firms, including  in the Australian operations of TSE listed Nitto Denko where his role as Director of Strategic Planning & Marketing encompassed overseeing the strategic direction of Nitto Denko’s diversification in the Australian market.
He brings a strong focus on market intelligence driving global adoption and scalability. 
Ben holds a Master of Business Administration (Marketing).

Ben Hall

General Manager UK & Europe

Ben is an accomplished senior executive with multinational business experience, Ben has a deep understanding of the importance of UK and European government policies on industry transformation.

Ben has previously worked in the London office of KPMG’s Global Strategy Group where, as Engagement Manager.  He was responsible for the development of industrial strategy for the UK Government as well as advising businesses on their response to government policies and the necessary transformations to their business models.

Ben is also a former Australian Army officer and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Project Management.


Jayne Osborne

Head Partner Marketing

Jayne has extensive global business-to-business marketing experience in the manufacturing sector. As a professional marketer, she has a proven track record to quickly identify enterprise solutions, research options, and implement business models. Jayne has worked at REDARC Electronics and Seeley International expanding their international markets.

She understands the value of building relationships with key stakeholders and the value of maintaining positive relationships, having managed and reviewed SAMPEG (South Australian Mineral and Energy Expert Group), and served as Acting CEO of the Technology Industry Association.

Jayne is an accomplished all-rounder with extensive marketing experience in mining, technology, manufacturing, and government sectors.


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