Robert Basford 



1978 to 1990


1990 to 1997


1997 to 2013


2013 to present


The Economist Innovation Summit Europe
London 10/2019

Since graduating from Duntroon, I’ve had five careers across four industries in three countries over two continents. Most recently in Germany as an Information Services Program Manager for HERE Technologies (majority owned Audi/BMW/Daimler) and Nokia Corporation.

Previously, in Finland I also led Information Technology and Communications 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.

Last year I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (MIT Management Executive Education), complimenting my Master of Commerce (Information Systems) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) degrees from UNSW.

I received the Institute of Marine Engineers Bi-Centennial Silver Medal for "outstanding performance during training as a Marine Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy", and am Graduate #2888,of the Royal Military College Duntroon. 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