Our team

Meet our team of dedicated professionals ready to take on any challenge

  • Mark Wilde - Partner

    Mark Wilde

    Partner

    Mark has worked in and on behalf of the public sector in Australia and the UK for over 25 years. With a background in finance and commercial advisory, the latter part of Mark’s career has focused on leadership of complex policy implementations and programs. These include major infrastructure, technology, business transformation and turnaround programs. Mark has highly developed leadership, problem solving and commercial negotiation skills, having been a Partner with EY and establishing his own very successful consulting practices in Australia and subsequently in the UK. His exceptional interpersonal skills mean he has the ability to quickly build credible, trusted relationships at senior levels and with strong influencing skills at board, executive and political levels.

  • Jesper Antonsen - Partner

    Jesper Antonsen

    Partner

    For over 20 years Jesper has led complex, high profile change and transformation programs across the Australian public sector. With a background in health service management and with a particular focus on strategy, data, digital and technology transformation, he has become a trusted advisor to health agencies in QLD, NSW, SA and Commonwealth as well as to the broader public sector. Jesper has led major commissioning and contestability policy reforms across NSW, QLD and the Commonwealth governments. Equally comfortable working at executive and operational delivery levels, Jesper has successfully delivered end-to-end organisational restructures, developed and delivered complex public policy, large scale change programs, high risk technology implementation turnarounds and led supply chain/logistics response during COVID-19 resulting in major business transformation.

  • Kylie Dennis

    Director

    Kylie has over 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles across the Finance and Infrastructure teams for the Australian Government. Kylie has led large-scale, sensitive, and complex Commonwealth Government capital works projects in both the private and Government sectors and has previously been responsible for delivering large-scale national funding programs through financial frameworks and industry partnering. She has a proven track record of delivering high-quality outcomes through her forward-thinking, innovative program design and influential stakeholder relationships. Her passion and continuous drive for excellence consistently lead to exceptional end results.

  • Richard Cassidy

    Director

    Richard has over 15 years of experience in a variety of senior leadership roles within both the public and private sectors. Richard is recognised for his strong leadership and ability to assist organisations achieve their strategic objectives. Richard has strong program and project management experience in public sector organisations undertaking large transformational change programs. Richard has significant experience leading the development and implementation of public policy including complex politically sensitive stakeholder engagement and navigating required approval processes to achieve required outcomes efficiently.

  • Seaton Ellick

    Director

    Seaton is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles across both public and private sectors. During this period, he has predominately focussed on the Transport sector in Queensland, including several key roles in the transformation of service delivery for Queensland Commuters. His expertise includes leading strategy and policy development, transformation program design / delivery and integrated operational planning. Seaton has a track record in the successful delivery of significant change in complex stakeholder environments, including navigating the complexities of delivering outcomes in a multi-agency environment with a wide range of stakeholder interests.

  • Sarah Webster

    Associate Director

    Sarah is a highly skilled and experienced finance professional with over 15 years of experience in a variety of roles in both the public and private sector. With a background in finance and analysis, business improvement, project management and corporate recovery, Sarah’s strong analytical skills and attention to detail enable her to identify and define opportunities and implement effective strategies that drive change. Sarah’s interpersonal skills enable her to build strong and trusted relationships with senior leaders and executives. With a passion for delivering exceptional results, Sarah ensures that every project is executed with precision and professionalism.

  • Richard Blattman

    Richard Blattman

    Associate

    Richard has over 15 years experience in project delivery across the health, transport and mining sectors. An engineer by training, Richard also has qualifications in applied finance which has allowed him to deliver numerous investment business cases as well as hands on program leadership roles. Richard has recently assisted central government agencies with the roll-out of major policy initiatives in the infrastructure sector and has a strong background in integrated health infrastructure. He offers our clients expert project leadership skills combined with expertise in contract management, design management, commercial advice, communications and engagement.

  • Nina Nguyen

    Nina Nguyen

    Senior Manager

    Nina is a former major projects lawyer who combines her legal expertise with strong commercial acumen to help clients with the planning and delivery of complex infrastructure programs in the transport, health, utilities and social infrastructure sectors. Nina’s experience spans the private and public sectors providing legal, commercial and project management support to State and Federal Governments. Nina is a pragmatic commercial advisor with a breadth of experience working across multiple infrastructure classes from both a legal and commercial perspective.

  • Nicolette Pavlovski

    Nicolette Pavlovski

    Senior Manager

    Nicolette is an experienced project manager with extensive delivery expertise working across Government agencies. Her project management roles include digital and technology transformation, major events, disaster recovery and transformation of central services including payroll, finance and logistics. Nicolette has played a significant role in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Game organisation and legacy assessment, being part of an award winning team that delivered the Gold Coast Commonwealth Game Legacy report. Nicolette also brings deep experience in procurement planning, ICT operating models and management, PMO design and mobilisation and business case delivery.

  • Johann Oberholzer

    Johann Oberholzer

    Manager

    Johann is a chartered accountant with expertise in data, analytics, modelling and project management, notably in health as well as the wider public sector. He has provided analytical and project management support on complex transformative programs in supply chain logistics, procurement, disaster recovery and infrastructure development. Johann’s technical skills include Excel modelling, PowerBI, SAP S/4HANA, SAP GUI, combined with Johann’s financial and accountancy expertise, provides real value to clients in the planning and execution of projects across a wide spectrum.

  • Roshan Roy

    Manager

    Roshan is a highly accomplished project and program management professional with an extensive track record of providing critical advisory and assurance services across diverse industries. His exceptional expertise is founded on substantial experience in optimising project and program management practices, particularly within complex transformation initiatives in both the private and public sectors. Roshan’s profound impact is evident through his contributions to various governmental and private sector projects. His achievements encompass managing and leading teams, enhancing program delivery frameworks, and delivering strategic assurances for large organisations. Roshan brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven ability to drive success to any project or program.

  • Dermot Murphy

    Senior Consultant

    Dermot is an experienced management consultant and project management professional, with in-depth experience working with national and international teams across multiple industries in the public and private sectors. Dermot’s management consulting experience includes change management, communications management, business process transformation and strategic development management.​ Dermot is exceptional at building strong trusting relationships with clients, to efficiently and effectively deliver solutions that meet project and organisational requirements.

  • Kieran Fox

    Consultant

    Kieran joined the team in December 2023 as a consultant. He joins the team, having previously worked as a Recruitment professional in the UK. Kieran’s natural enthusiasm, partnered with his leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills, and strategic thinking ability, will see him play a pivotal role in supporting the business as we continue to grow whilst also producing tangible results for our clients.

  • Oliver Ditchfield

    Oliver Ditchfield

    Consultant

    Oliver joined Skotte Group in 2022 as a graduate and was promoted to the role of Consultant in February 2023. Oliver has exceptional mathematical modelling, data analytics and reporting skills, making him a valuable asset to any complex program that needs structure reporting. Oliver has technical expertise in Power BI, R, Matlab, C#, SQL and Tableau. Oliver has exceptional attention to detail, coupled with strong communication and engagement skills, resulting in customer needs being well interpreted in his reporting output and designs.

  • Grace Engwerda

    Consultant

    Grace has joined Skotte Group while finishing her final year of a double degree in Applied Mathematics and Science. Grace has exceptional mathematical modelling, data analytics and reporting skills along with a solution-oriented mindset and exceptional attention to detail. She is enthusiastic about health care and management and brings a passion for working with people and applying her technical skills to enhance people’s lives.

  • Fiona Koppens

    Fiona Koppens

    Office Manager

    Fiona is a nurse by training with deep experience in executive administration having worked with businesses including Medibank Private and LifeFlight Australia in recent years. Our business and clients benefit from Fiona’s depth of experience, resourcefulness and a passion for problem solving and network building. Fiona supports our business with internal systems, quality management and administrative functions critical to our ability to grow sustainably and without ever losing focus on quality and customer service. Fiona also supports direct client work in areas of project administration and governance for some of our more complex engagements.