Board of Directors
We have a small but highly skilled Board that is committed to the long term growth and commercial success of the company.
Uwe Boettcher (Chairman)
Uwe Boettcher is the Chairman of the ASX listed Homeland Security and Defence Company XTek Limited. He is also the Chairman of GPSports Systems Pty Limited and Manuka Corporate Pty Limited. He was previously the chairman of Capital Angels Pty Limited and remains one of its directors. As the Principal of the law firm, Boettcher Law, he advises in corporate and commercial law. He has a distinguished legal career commencing at the tier 1 firm now known as King & Wood Mallesons. Uwe is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries and a practicing Notary Public. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance in 2005 and of FINSIA in 2007. More recently he was made a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Association of Angel Investors.
Peter Moran (Managing Director)
Dr Moran is the co-founder of the Kord Group of companies. He has a Ph.D in marine science and has led a number of large multidisciplinary and international research programs at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Peter has undertaken research over many years into a wide range of topics and became a world-recognised authority on the Crown-of-thorns starfish. He is the author of over 100 scientific and journal publications as well as a co-author on several patents and design registrations. He has gained extensive experience in managing large research organisations and in commercialising new technologies. He is a past Director of AIMS and has been a board member of two Cooperative Research Centres. He is currently responsible for the day to day management of Kord Defence and its associated companies.
Dominic Kelly (Director)
Dominic Kelly is the Managing Director of Empire Financial Planning. He has been in the financial services industry since 1989 and has been providing financial planning advice to clients since 1996. He is also an active member of Capital Angels and an investor in several start up companies. He holds the following qualifications: Master in Business; Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematics); and a Bachelor of Theology. He is also a Certified Financial Planner; an Affiliate of the Australian Institute of Insurance and a Member of the Financial Planning Association. Dominic joined the Board in May 2012.
Hans Roser (Director)
Air Vice Marshal Hans Roser served 35 years in the Royal Australian Air Force. Has a long association with the US Forces having flown with the USAF in Vietnam and attended the USAF Air War College. He has lengthy experience in Military Acquisition. As a two star officer he was head of the RAAF's Materiel Division including acquisition of the F/A-18 and Black Hawk aircraft. Since retirement from the RAAF he has served on the boards of a number of major Defence Companies including the Australian subsidiary of Brown and Root and Thales Australia. He became a Director of Kord in May 2010.