Our Leaders

Our senior leadership team is renowned for its outstanding technical and commercial expertise bringing a wealth of skill and experience to the business.

Michael Branch

Insitec Group Managing Director

An enterprise and solutions architect with over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry, Michael is a leader with a people-first approach. He has been with Insitec as a director and senior executive since its inception in 2001, steering the company through periods of major change and growth. Michael has led Insitec for most of its history and has carriage of the overall growth and corporate strategy within the company and has overseen the rapid growth of Insitec from 25 staff to nearly 200 in less than four years. He has led many of Insitec’s most complex projects and is a trusted advisor to clients, providing them with extensive knowledge and guidance on their ICT strategy development and implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science and has served on many boards providing his leadership and technology skills to these endeavours.

Andy McNeill

Insitec Chairman / Chief Operating Officer

One of Australia’s leading security architects, Andy has a 20-year background in ICT system design and systems administration, cybersecurity, and resilience. He leads Insitec’s systems integration services team and has extensive experience in deploying and supporting complex IT environments. He is expert in reviewing cyber security issues in the context of business risk and has led solution and security design for numerous high-level projects at the Department of Defence, Australian Signals Directorate, the Department of Industry and for key commercial partners.  In his governance roles at Insitec, Andy has been a company director since 2011, and is currently in his second term as chairman of the Insitec Board of Directors. During his tenure as chairman, the company has seen unprecedented growth and stability.

Adam Wilson 

Insitec MIS General Manager & Chairman

Adam is an accomplished ICT professional and innovative information systems leader. He became leader of MIS in 2020 after working as a technology architect and at senior executive level with Insitec since 2014. Adam has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure, virtualisation, design, projects, Defence intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, and technical architecture. With demonstrated strengths in quickly understanding and handling complex technical issues, he is able to provide the invaluable link between ICT requirements, decision making and business strategy. Adam is a former ICT and communication specialist in the Royal Australian Navy and remains an Officer of Cadets, with Australian Navy Cadets as well as mentoring veterans who are transiting from Defence.

Hayden Aislabie

Insitec ICT Operations Manager

As leader of Insitec ICT, Hayden manages all aspects of operational service delivery, liaising with sales, to meet client requirements. A highly skilled engineer with qualifications in Networking, he has in-depth knowledge of networking technologies and virtualisation and has held various senior roles with Insitec including Lead Engineer and Infrastructure Solutions Manager. Hayden has designed and implemented highly available, mission critical systems and led engineering teams working on major Defence projects.  He joined the Insitec team in 2012.

Jason York

Insitec Chief Finance Officer

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in chartered accounting and corporate finance. He has led the finance function in both small and large multinationals. Prior to joining Insitec, Jason was the CFO for a listed water technology company called Rubicon Water.

Emily Duke 

General Manager, People and Culture

Emily has managed and had oversight of all corporate services for Insitec during a significant growth period over the past five years. She is an experienced senior manager with a people-first approach to human resources, finance, communications, sales, legal and facilities management. With skills gained in leadership and organisational development, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement, her role as a key member of the executive team continues to grow and evolve. Before joining Insitec, Emily worked in corporate roles in business consulting, finance and the Australian Department of Defence.

Peter Taylor 

Continuous Improvement Manager

As an experienced senior manager in ICT operations and project management, Peter supports Insitec operational strategy and performance. He is continually reviewing service delivery processes and systems developed in accordance with Australian Standards. Peter is highly skilled in large and complex program management, and before joining Insitec was a senior project manager at the Australian Tax Office. At the ATO he managed a large team of federal government IT professionals across Australia in areas of quality assurance, system testing, performance testing and tuning.  Peter has qualifications in Information Processing, Project Management and Leadership. 

Jim Bancroft

Military Systems Ambassador

Experienced executive across strategy, policy, planning, operational command, education, capability development, ICT and material acquisition. Jim has supported Insitec since 2017 as a director of the company and in strategy and business development. Jim has had executive leadership roles for the likes of Northrop Grumman, Hanwhaand Saab. Jim’s Army career highlights include: command of a UN Multinational Brigade in East Timor, Commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College and command of an Infantry Battalion.