Warwick Penrose is the Managing Director of EPE, a group of companies providing C-IED, C-CBRN, C-Narcotic, C-Drone, ECM and Deployable Infrastructure capability to our clients in Australia, New Zealand, the US and the wider APAC region. Warwick has been in this role since 2010.
Scott joined EPE in October 2018 as Director Capability. He is a highly regarded senior executive with over 28 years of proven leadership and management experience in the design, development and implementation of solutions to complex threat environments; capability and training development; and addressing organisational risk challenges.
Colin Robson joined EPE in December 2014 in the role of Capture Manager for major new projects and programs. Colin previously worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the US for 10 years, where he was a Capture Executive for CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS) working on large (US$100M+), strategic opportunities identified as ‘Main Thrust’.
Nicole joined EPE in June 2010 after managing all the business aspects of the CBR company Counter Terrorism Solutions, which is now under the umbrella of EPE. Prior to this, she had an 18 year career as an Air Force Officer in both operational and administrative roles. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources and Administration Management and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science OH & S.
Andy joined EPE in August 2016. Previous to joining EPE Andy spent 10 years with the New Zealand Defence Force, managing a team with responsibility for managing procurement, introduction into service and through-life management of the New Zealand Defence Force CBRNE, Combat Engineer, Ground Support and Deployable Infrastructure equipment.
Eric has a vast amount of operational experience in the areas of responding to Homemade Explosives (HME) and Clandestine Lab incidents, SWAT interoperability, explosive detection canine training and operations, and Counter IED response responding to more than 3,000 missions throughout his career.
Seamus O’Brien joined EPE in November 2010. Seamus brings with him a wealth of operational and training experience in the Counter IED arena. Prior to joining EPE Seamus was the Director of Training at Hazard Management Solutions (HMS) for six years where he designed, developed and often delivered Counter IED related training to military and police forces around the world.
Chris Panteli joined EPE after 18 years of service as a Royal Australian Engineer (EOD Tech). Chris joins the team with extensive knowledge in training and a substantial amount of operational experiences including three tours to Afghanistan. Two of these were with Special Operations Command, as an EOD Technician/Manager and as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
Iain came to EPE in 2011 after 28 years in the military, 24 years in the British Army followed by 4 years in the New Zealand Defence Force. During his military service he was trained and employed as an Ammunition Technician, commissioned in 2003 as an Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO).
David Byrne comes to EPE with over 14 years of operational service with the Queensland Police Service, most of this time as a Bomb Technician with the Explosive Ordnance Response Team. David has joined the EPE Team with a wealth of experience in both training and operational environments.
Geoff Burchell joins EPE following 14 years of dedicated service in the Australian Army where he specialised in EOD/IEDD, Engineer High Risk Search and CBRND.
As an EOD technician, Geoff has experience across the spectrum of EOD operations including Conventional Munition Disposal, IED, Manual Access Render Safe and CBRN with operational experience across several theatres.
Keith joined EPE following careers in both the UK and Australian Army, specialising in EOD and Counter IED. Keith was commissioned into the British Army in 1983, and was trained as an Ammunition Technical Officer specialising in EOD. He served in numerous operational, training and command appointments within the UK’s EOD and IEDD community.
David Rye joined EPE in April 2015. A highly motivated and well respected military executive, David has extensive experience in strategic level leadership and management positions. This expertise has been developed through 33 years of dedicated service in the Australian Army and through operational experience with international Defence Forces and the United Nations.