Group Leadership

Mr Mark Stevens
Executive Chairman

Mr Stevens is the Founder and Managing Director of Arican and is one of Australia’s leading Defence advisers and commentators. He is a 1984 graduate of the RMC Duntroon and served for ten years as an infantry officer.

Since 1995, Mr Stevens has worked primarily as a management consultant and adviser including appointments as the Defence lead for IBM Australia and then across Asia Pacific. Since forming his first advisory business in 1999 he has led over 250 deals into Defence and in 2018 was instrumental in originating the first acquisition by Private Equity of an Australian Defence Industry company, Marand Precision Engineering by CHAMP.

Further, Mr Stevens has a detailed understanding of HighCom’s business operations having led a Strategic Review of the Group in July 2021. The Board believes that Mr Stevens will provide outstanding strategic guidance as HighCom continues to sharpen its focus on the core Defence and Law Enforcement markets.

Ms Jacqui Myers
Group Chief Financial Officer
Company Secretary

Jacqui joined HighCom Limited 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 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 Todd Ashurst
Group Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Technology

Todd Ashurst, DSM, GAICD joined the Highcom Group as Vice President of International Defence Programs in September 2023 after 32 years of fulltime military service where he rose to the rank of Brigadier (One Star General). During his service he had several senior command and executive appointments within the senior leadership group of the Australian Defence Force.

Todd is a proven strategic leader with a strength in collaborative stakeholder engagement, change management and systems thinking. He has led multiple complex multi-billion dollar projects and contracts within Defence and multilateral organisations delivering outcomes within tight timeframes and resources.

Todd is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Army War College where he obtained a Master of Strategic Studies. He holds a Master of Arts from Kings College London, a Bachelor of Professional Studies from the University of New England, a Graduate Diploma of Logistic Management, and an Associate Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a graduate of the Joint Services Command and Staff College in the United Kingdom and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Todd was appointed as Acting COO on 13 February 2024.

Vince Creagh

Ms Sally Nordeen
CEO HighCom Armor


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