🌑Research // UNSW
🌑Skills & Qualifications
🔴 Work Experience
🔴🔴2020-present OTSO
2013-2020 Germany
1997-2013 Finland
1990-1997 ADF.Navy
1978-1990 ADF.Army

Royal Military College of Australia

QinetiQ Australia


Defence Force Service Medal Australian Defence Medal

Robert Cole Basford
Senior Project Manager
QinetiQ Australia
Level 3, 12 Brindabella Circuit
Canberra Airport ACT 2609
M.+61 (0)431 62 33 47
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Chartered Professional Engineer & Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Engineer The Institution of Engineers Australia, business leader with integrity, Inventor, Green Hydrogen Economy Researcher, ex-Royal Australian Navy Engineering Officer, ex-Australian Regular Army Engineering Officer & Royal Military College of Australia Graduate #2888 in UNSW Engineering & UNSW Master of Commerce in Information Systems. Currently with QinetiQ Australia, I’ve had five careers across four industries in three countries over two continents. ...more

Innovation and Experimentation Group Project:
31.01 EXERCISE AUTONOMOUS WARRIOR 2022 Technical, Project, and Logistics Support
31.02 Australian Regular Army Research Centre - MakerSpace Program
31.03 Australian Regular Army Research Centre - Facilitation Team
31.04 Design and development of the Australian Army Research Centre MakerSpace SharePoint site
31.05 Research into Hydrogen in the Defence Industry
31.06 Research into Hydrogen in Unmanned Aerial Systems
31.07 Research into Hydrogen in Fuel Cells
31.08 Research into Hydrogen Type IV CFRP Pressure Vessels
31.09 Research into Hydrogen in the Marine Industry
31.10 Research into Hydrogen Production via Electrochemical & Solar Thermochemical
31.11 Research into Hydrogen Energy, UNSW
GLG Expert Consultant:
GLG B2B consultations (AEST), 10/2020- Domain Presentations:
Business Information Systems; ICT/IT Program/Project Management; Urban Mobility; Digital Cartography;
Technical Security Support Operations; Network Implementation; Cloud Operations;
Professional Mobile Radio; Web Development; CRM; Defence Engineering; Mechanical Engineering;
Digital Platforms; Digital Marketing; Digital Transformation; Organization Change; Smart Cities;
Information Systems Security; Marine Engineering; Naval Architecture; Marine Fire Security Systems;
Data Centre Fire Security Systems; Multi-Messaging System Solutions; General Management; Leadership;
Australian Defence Security Clearance Vetting Processes;
Ongoing courses:
1. AZ-900 Fundamentals of Microsoft Azure
2. Building Artificial Intelligence - University of Helsinki
3. Java Programming - MOOC
4. Cyber Security Management - Charles Sturt University
Completed courses: skills:
1. Learn to Lead with UNSW 2021
2. Python for Data Science 2020
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business 2019
4. Elements of Artificial Intelligence 2019
5. Scrum@Scale 2019 Scrum Inc.Founder: Dr.Jeff Sutherland & Robert Basford
Conferences attended:
1. Smart Cities (Virtual) Expo World Congress, Barcelona 11/2020
2. Smart Cities Expo World Congress, Barcelona 11/2019
3. The Economist Innovation Summit Europe, London 10/2019
Family initiated Intercontinental relocation. Initial planning 04.2019, completion 09.2020.
"Its not every day you relocate with your immediate family, plus Wirehaired Dachshund, plus Vespa GT, from lands under the Aurora Borealis to lands under the Aurora Australis, during a pandemic" - Robert Cole Basford, Sydney, 4 September 2020

Good Character

Australian Government Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance
CSID: 130757
Dated: 02 March 2022
Result: "suitable to hold an Australian Government Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance"
Australian Government Baseline security clearance
CSID: 130757
Dated: 30 August 2021
Result: "suitable to hold an Australian Government Baseline security clearance"
Australian National Police Check (criminal history record check)
NSW Service Ref1: WWC2271629E
NSW Service Ref2: WWC2271629E & Certsy Certified
Dated: 16 April 2021 valid 16 April 2026
Result: "cleared (Employee)"
The Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child-related work in NSW.
It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct.
Australian Federal Police - National Police Certificate
AFP Ref: 3151/5488721 Client Ref: VC0259312
Dated: 11 December 2020
Result: "no disclosable court outcomes"