With combined experience surpassing 100 years, the team at Luminact provides strategic support and professional services including next-level systems integration and interoperability solutions and ASDEFCON-supported bid and tender assistance to Defence, the defence industry, and commercial organisations.

Our dual approach to service provision ensures the immediate demands of your project or operation are delivered, and ways to improve and innovate for the future are considered and recommended for ongoing success.

Luminact attracts senior people from diverse technical, commercial, contracting, and management backgrounds, including mechanical and systems engineering; communications and RF engineering; solution architecture; and project and program management.

Underpinning our service provision, and at the core of our business, is a strong commitment to our people and to research and development. We are rigorously focussed on reinvesting resources to develop new ideas, solutions, and concept demonstrators that showcase the talent and expertise within the company. This sets us apart from our peers and demonstrates our unique approach to both client-facing professional services, and industry-leading systems integration and interoperability engineering and technology.


Our Purpose

Luminact was founded to provide first rate programmatic and engineering services, with a team of innovative and experienced industry professionals looking to make an impact. We bring together creative and well-established tools and techniques, along with a fresh perspective to serve our clients in government and industry, ensuring a high degree of service and outcomes.

Much like our name, we combine new thinking with our extensive experience to illuminate our mission, and innovative and collaborative action to achieve next level solutions. Our mission is to be a trusted industry leader in professional services, and experts in systems integration and interoperability. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated small business, and we take pride in supporting the Department of Defence and industry to deliver and sustain capabilities that aid our national and regional security.


Meet Our Founders

David Abel
Director | Co-Founder

David has forged a global reputation as a leader in defence and critical infrastructure communications and Radio Frequency technology, and is a co-founder and company director of Luminact. 

He is an innovator first and foremost. His proudest business achievement to date is founding Luminact and offering a workplace environment second to none in the industry. 

With extensive experience in program management, systems engineering and delivering large and complex programs, David has demonstrated his engineering knowledge across multiple domains including C4I and secure communications. 

David’s desire to see Luminact as a preferred supplier and trusted source for all integration and interoperability challenges is fast becoming a reality, cementing Luminact’s position in the market.

Senior Scientific Officer (UK MOD); Senior Systems Engineer ITT (USA); Chief Engineer Ultra Electronics; Principal Consultant (STASYS Ltd UK); MD (Lockheed Martin Australia STASYS Pty Ltd); Senior Staff (Elbit); Project Director (Motorola Solutions); Senior Program Manager Asia Pacific (L3 Harris); Founder/ Director (Luminact Pty Ltd)
Andrew Skinner
Director | Co-Founder

A co-founder and director of Luminact, 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 taken charge of numerous large and complex defence acquisition programs, specialising in land vehicles and C4I systems integration. 

Placing people at the core of the company ethos, Andrew has helped Luminact become the company that it is today, with an enviable team culture and long-term relationships built on trust and outcomes. 

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Mechanical Engineering (Swinburne), Master of Project Management, Project Management (University of South Australia), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), National Engineers Register (NER), Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) Member, PRINCE2 Practitioner, over ten years delivering engineering projects both in Defence and industry, co-founder and Director of Luminact Pty Ltd.
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