Robert Cole BASFORD CPEng

🌑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


Defence Force Service Medal Australian Defence Medal

Zanzibar kite-surfing August 2019

Super agile, Australian Government Baseline security cleared, business leader with integrity, Inventor, resilient and resourceful ex-Royal Australian Navy Engineering Officer, ex-Australian Army Engineering Officer & Royal Military College of Australia Graduate #2888 in UNSW Engineering & UNSW Master of Commerce in Information Systems. Onboard with QinetiQ Australia, I’ve had five careers across four industries in three countries over two continents.

Today in Sydney as QinetiQ Australia Senior Project Manager, and previously in Berlin, Germany as an Information Systems Program Manager for HERE Technologies (EN)-(DE), and Nokia Corporation. In Helsinki, Finland prior to the business transfer to Germany, I also led Information and Communications Technology Program/Project Management including Technology Consulting with Nokia Corporation, Nokia Siemens Networks, and Nokia Networks, and as Quality Assurance Manager in the Marine, Robotic Manufacturing industry with Marioff Corporation, and in a wide variety of leadership and Engineering roles throughout Australia in the Australian Defence Force, Navy and Army.

In 2019 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (EMERITIUS / MIT Management Executive Education), complimenting my UNSW Master of Commerce (Information Systems including Information Systems Project Management) and UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical including Computer Science) and Naval Architecture courses at Sydney Technical College and Curtin University of Technology.

In 2015 via a successfull application to the European Patent Office, I became recognized as an inventor for developing ""Method and apparatus for providing interactive three-dimensional indoor environments", I earlier received the Institute of Marine Engineers Bicentenary Silver Medal for "outstanding performance during training as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy", and Royal Military College of Australia Graduate #2888. I’ve held commissions for Officer in both the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army. Chartered Professional Engineer, The Institution of Engineers Australia Register No.01012

An acknowledged Australian Veteran, these are my Work Certificates and ADF Commissions, community participation and avocation activities, plus a reference from my last Australian supervisor Mr Bob Collins dated 30.06.1997

Australian Government Baseline security clearance
Australian Government Baseline security clearance
AGSVA 30/08/2021

Robert Cole Basford
COVID-19 digital certificate
Sydney 04/08/2021

Robert Cole Basford
ANZAC Day - North Bondi RSL
Sydney 25/04/2021

Robert Cole Basford
The Economist Innovation Summit Europe
London 10/2019

Robert Cole Basford
Smart City Expo World Congress
Barcelona 11/2019

Good Character

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"
Australian Federal Police - National Police Certificate
AFP Ref: 6077469PC
Dated: 09 December 2019
Result: "no disclosable court outcomes"
ork_ Ref: 060859-2653 (06.08.1959)
Dated: 31 October 2019
Result: "The Finnish Criminal Records contain no information"

Federal Office of Justice / Criminal Record (Bundesamt fur Justiz / Fuhrungszeugnis)
Ref: 241249741/284281140/18122019063157000/NB/DTV/-/-
Dated: 18 December 2019
Result: "No record"