Mark is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ experience working in and consulting to the public and private sector in the UK and Australia. In his early career, Mark advised on some of the earliest education PFI projects with Deloitte Consulting and then worked to establish a successful infrastructure advisory practice for Deloitte in Australia.
Mark subsequently became a partner with Ernst & Young (EY) Australia, responsible for their Queensland Infrastructure and Government Services advisory practice leading him to join Queensland Health as Programme Director of Australia’s largest hospital PPP programme in 2008.
In 2012, he co-founded a successful Australian public sector project and transaction management consultancy called Calcutta Group (now part of TSA Management). Mark returned to Scotland for family reasons in July 2015 and established Redpoll Group, a public sector programme and project management consultancy. Here, he was involved in providing policy advice, program advisory services and in successfully leading a series of large-scale turnaround and transformation programs in the UK health sector prior to returning to Australia.
Upon returning to Australia in 2021, Mark worked with EY to provide program leadership on the Queensland Government’s flagship Quarantine Facilities Program and has also supported Queensland Health with its emerging reform program.
Over the last 18 years, Jesper has led significant renewal and transformational change across Federal and State Government. Jesper is a trusted advisor to health departments and agencies across Queensland (QLD), South Australia (SA) and New South Wales (NSW), the Australian Digital Health Agency, NSW and QLD Treasury and the Public Service Commission. He has worked at board, executive and operational levels to embed public policy, organisational and commercial strategy, health service and system reform and in leading significant programs and projects.
As a transformational leader, Jesper has successfully mobilised and delivered significant public policy, high-risk and complex programs and projects as well as sustainable organisational capability and capacity and led the turnaround of programs in distress. He has diverse experience in commissioning, supply chain and strategic sourcing, infrastructure and planning, shared services, child protection, health, education, and ICT.
More recently, Jesper has established and lead the Queensland quarantine and isolation taskforce which included the construction of purpose-built infrastructure. He has also led the supply chain response to COVID-19 in one of Australia’s more geographically dispersed states and has been a Health Partner with PwC in NSW and Queensland. Jesper continues to support government executives in reviewing, planning and delivering organisational strategy.
Richard is an infrastructure advisory specialist with over 15 years’ experience consulting on and delivering major capital portfolios, programs and projects across numerous sectors including health, energy, mining, transport and biopharmaceuticals. Richard commenced his career as a consulting engineer and has since worked across all facets of capital projects, from contractor-side management to client-side project leadership, in both early phase planning and delivery roles.
Over the last five years, Richard has undertaken leadership roles on major hospital redevelopments, including Project Director for the $720 million Randwick Campus Redevelopment and the $673 million Tweed Valley Hospital Development, leading large project teams through the complex planning and business case phases.
In 2021, Richard moved to New Zealand and was engaged as the Director, Delivery for the Ministry of Health’s, Health Infrastructure Unit (HIU), to lead the delivery functions of the organisation through a transformational period and have oversight of the NZ health capital portfolio, including major projects such as the $1.5 billion New Dunedin Hospital. This role required Richard to resolve major portfolio and project level challenges that were being experienced during COVID-19, as well as establishing a Rapid Hospitals Improvements Programme to upgrade facilities to prepare for the increase in COVID hospitalisations.
Most recently Richard was engaged by NSW Health Infrastructure to lead the Business Case, commercial and financial workstreams for the Viral Vector Manufacturing Facility Project, an exciting initiative by the NSW Government to partner with industry to establish the first commercial-scale viral vector manufacturing facility in Australia.
Nina is an experienced commercial advisor with a focus on major infrastructure projects across the transport, health, social and sport infrastructure sectors. Nina combines her legal expertise with pragmatic commercial advice to provide innovative solutions to complex major projects including in transaction management and project delivery roles. Nina is a former major projects lawyer with extensive experience working with government to deliver critical infrastructure projects and transactions. Nina also has expertise in strategic infrastructure planning from her work with Economic Development Queensland working on some of Queensland’s cornerstone projects.
During Nina’s time practicing law, Nina advised both government and private sector clients on a range of rail Public Private Partnerships in South-East Queensland, supporting clients throughout the project lifecycle, from business case development, procurement and through to project delivery.
Since 2021, Nina transitioned away from law and into consulting to provide broader infrastructure and commercial advice first with EY and now with Skotte Group.
Nicolette is an experienced program manager with extensive skills in stakeholder management and strategic planning.
Recently, Nicolette led transformation programs in Queensland Government and has also led portfolio and change management for Queensland Shared Services.
Nicolette was also previously a program manager for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games legacy program, leading the development of the Post-Games and Pre-Games reports.
Johann is an experienced business, data and finance analyst with significant experience in accounting and finance, data management and reporting as well as supply chain management. He has delivered complex funding submissions & financial models, large scale ERP implementations, business & ICT process improvements, supply chain warehouse infrastructure commissioning, data frameworks & reporting infrastructure as well as external & internal audit across government, public and private companies.
Johann has contributed to, supported and managed small and large scale projects, possessing a creative and solution-oriented mindset to deliver outcomes that are strategic, implementable and valuable.
As a chartered accountant, Johann combines critical thinking and an optimisation mindset, coupled with his skills in project and program management, supply chain infrastructure, data analytics and financial modelling to deliver tangible, measurable improvements for organisations.