About Us

A Professional Services Company With A Difference

team-photoFounded in 2016, Luminact was created by a group of like-minded professionals looking to make an impact in consulting and professional services. Our team brings a wealth of experience in leading multi-national private companies, consulting in above-the-line government agencies, and working with small to medium specialist organisations across Australia and Europe.

This provides a solid foundation from which to offer specialist project management, engineering, business intelligence, and public policy and regulatory advice and services to our clients.

Luminact is all about bringing together the best team of intelligent and critical thinkers, with the right experience to shed light on complicated problems and complex systems. We also think it’s important to empower our team to take dynamic action and give them the freedom to innovate when finding solutions. Our professional services expertise pages give you a glimpse of our potential to add value to your project or organisation.

The Luminact Difference

Luminact isn’t just another professional service provider. We see people as our greatest strength, and focus on developing great relationships within the team, and with our clients. This approach sets us apart from the others, and helps us deliver on our mission – to be your trusted partner and first choice to deliver great outcomes. Our principles are simple:

  • Put people first and manage relationships
  • Empower our team to take action and innovate when problem solving
  • Focus on our areas of expertise to leverage the team’s experience
  • Continuously improve our organisation, team and systems

The Luminact Team

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David Abel


David has forged a reputation both in Australia and Europe as a leader in defence and critical infrastructure communications and RF technology, and is a co-founder and company director of Luminact. He has experience delivering large and complex programs, business development and in-depth engineering knowledge across multiple domains including C4I and secure communications.
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Andrew Skinner


A Luminact co-founder and director, Andrew brings significant experience in mechanical engineering and project management in the defence, automotive and aerospace sectors. A chartered engineer (CPEng) and Prince2 certified project manager, Andrew has been part of large and complex defence acquisition programs, specialising in land vehicles, and C4I systems integration.
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Kaylene Askew

Senior Partner

Kaylene is an accomplished program director, commercial and contract manager, and is a Senior Partner at Luminact with substantial experience in the defence sector, both above and below the line. Certified by the AIPM, Kay has a proven ability to deliver results in complex and large projects, and experience in establishing and managing PMOs.
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Eliza Campbell

Senior Consultant

Specialising in project and program management, Eliza draws on a variety of experience in the financial and software development sectors to deliver great outcomes for our clients. Eliza is an adept and highly qualified manager, with a proven track record in project recovery and success in agile environments. Eliza is also currently completing her MBA with Melbourne Business School.
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Phil Stancliff

Engineering Manager

As both an experienced engineering manager and senior business leader, Phil brings a wealth of expertise in systems engineering to Luminact, gained over more than twenty years of delivering complex engineering projects in defence and related industries. Phil excels in leading teams of engineers to develop first rate solutions in highly technical fields, including communications, naval and most recently air traffic management sectors.
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Shele Waide

Senior Consultant

With a background in defence projects and mechatronics engineering, Shele is a dynamic and experienced senior systems engineer and technical manager. Her experience and training across the entire systems engineering lifecycle provide her with a sound knowledge of systems engineering principles and experience implementing them. Shele has delivered outstanding results in both private defence industry, as well as within Defence.
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Ray Tan

Project Support Engineer

Ray is an experienced project controls analyst with formal qualifications in engineering, and a background across both the defence and critical infrastructure sectors. Ray's expertise in both acquisition and support ASDEFCON projects enables him to provide first rate scheduling, earned value management, and programmatic services throughout the project life cycle.
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Stuart Manuell

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Stuart is a professional engineer with 20 years’ experience in Defence, automotive and manufacturing industries. Stuart has acquired product development and vehicle engineering expertise across various complex systems and programs of work. Stuart recently completed his MBA where he was awarded the GMA award for academic excellence.