Minister Keogh opens Penten Perth

Penten opens WA office with Minister Matt Keogh

14 October 2022 | News
  • Penten has officially opened a new office in Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Joined by Minister for Veterans Affairs & Defence Personnel, Matt Keogh to cut the ribbon, Penten’s permanent secure presence in WA is now officially open for business.
  • Penten’s workforce comprises 32% Veterans, with all of the WA employees made up of Veterans. The office opening was a great opportunity to share stories of transition and the value of Veterans working within Defence industry with the Minister.

Penten is an Australian-based defence and security technology company focused on innovation in secure mobility, active defence through applied AI and tactical communications security.

Since its foundation in Canberra in 2014, Penten has grown rapidly and in 2020 the formation of the Western Australian team began. With the access to customers in the Indo-Pacific region, world class cyber research and emerging science and engineering talent, Penten identified Western Australia as the right place to expand their footprint and make a significant investment in the West.

On the 12th of October, the Penten team welcomed Minister Matt Keogh to officially open the WA office in Osborne Park, Perth and help enter a new phase of Penten capability development. Penten took the opportunity to showcase award winning Australian developed technology, including the approved for government use AltoCrypt Stik and Phone secure mobility technologies that are transforming government workplaces in Australia and the United Kingdom.

During the visit, Penten also had the opportunity to discuss their commitment to Veteran recruitment, and the importance placed on creating an environment for Veterans to thrive by providing opportunities to grow and continue to participate in a high performing environment.

“Penten understands the value of purpose and seeks to create an environment for Veterans to continue to apply their skills, drive and ability to learn to the defence and national security mission.” said Penten CEO Matthew Wilson.

“Veterans are highly trained and highly adaptable. The diversity of thought and experience they bring allows us to tackle the capability needs of the ADF now and into the future” – CEO Matthew Wilson.

Minister Keogh took the time to engage with Penten Veteran staff, hearing their stories of transition, the challenges they faced and achievements they’ve made. He heard that an important factor in a successful transition from the ADF is the ability to continue to be able to contribute to the defence of the nation, something that working for Penten provides its team with through its mission to protect those that protect us.

The Minister congratulated the Penten team on its journey so far and its commitment to WA.

“Veterans are a highly skilled workforce for the skills crisis we’re encountering across the country.

“Veterans have highly sought after skills, with the ability to work well under pressure, agility, leadership skills and teamwork.

“We know that one of the greatest indicators of a successful transition from the Defence Force into civilian life is a new career and meaningful employment with purpose.

“I commend Penten for their commitment to veterans’ employment, continuing contribution to our sovereign capability and congratulate them on the expansion of the business with their new office in Perth.” – Hon Matt Keogh MP

The Penten team are continuing to develop and refine capabilities on Australian soil, designed to meet and overcome the challenges of the changing face of warfare. The team will be attending MilCis in Canberra this November and will be ready to showcase this technology.



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