Our team

Chris Gatford
  • Chris GatfordCo-Founder and CEO

    Chris has reviewed countless IT environments and has directed and been responsible for delivering Attack & Penetration and Technical Security Assessments for wide variety of corporations and government departments.

    Chris has been an Instructor for the several ethical hacking courses and in a previous role at Ernst & Young he was a manager for 6 years and the lead instructor for eXtreme Hacking course. In both these roles Chris has taught the art of professional hacking to hundreds of students from global organisations.

  • Keith HazelwoodCo-Founder

    Keith Hazelwood Co-Founder of Hacktive.io has been working in the Australian IT industry for over 15 years.  He brings vitality, professionalism and wide scope of knowledge, and a mindset of service first to his work with clients at Hacktive. Keith’s primary roles are to build awareness about Hacktive’s unique capabilities among prospective clients. Working with IBM almost 10 years has brought Keith a wide range of understanding of the local IT Market and how to help clients understand complex solution using everyday language. Originally from Texas and before moving to Australia in 1989, Keith served 6 years in the US Marine Corp and received a diploma of Electrical Engineering from UTS.