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.

  • 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

    Manager

    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.

  • Ashleigh Mansfield

    Senior Consultant

    Ashleigh is an accomplished strategic program manager, skilled in steering high-profile projects to success through robust partnerships and a meticulous problem-solving approach. Renowned for challenging norms, she offers invaluable strategic counsel to senior stakeholders, an ability to foresee and navigate outcomes, and an unparalleled attention to detail. Having spent over seven years in local government, Ashleigh has successfully led diverse projects in local and international economic development, asset management policy, and disaster recovery, all with a high-visibility to key stakeholders and direct community impact.

  • Michaela Jervis-Hamilton

    Senior Consultant

    Michaela is a highly skilled Senior Consultant with expertise in finance, risk management, process assurance, disaster response, and customer experience. She has successfully led and contributed to numerous high-profile projects, including economic recovery initiatives, program design, and strategic planning. Michaela’s strengths lie in her ability to engage stakeholders, develop effective strategies, and implement innovative solutions. Her experience spans various sectors, allowing her to bring fresh energy and valuable insights to the Skotte team.

  • 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.

  • Carlos Amador Torrebiarte 

    Business Support Officer


    Carlos joins Skotte Group after recently completing a Master of Business Applied in Finance at QUT. With a versatile background spanning various roles over the last five years, he has showcased strong interpersonal skills, IT proficiency, and leadership acumen. He also retains a deep understanding of accounting principles, financial analysis, budgeting, valuation, data analysis and strategic planning. Carlos joins the business in a brand-new position that will see him responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day running of Skotte Group’s back-office operations.

  • Nicole Zipf

    HR Director

    Nicole is a highly successful HR executive with over three decades of diverse industry experience. She is an engaging leader and can form robust partnerships internally and externally to drive business growth while nurturing employee engagement and motivation. Nicole is continuously refining and enhancing our internal policies and procedures to align with industry best practices and is also adept at managing various transactional HR responsibilities. As we as a business continue to grow, the support and guidance Nicole provides us and our staff is invaluable. Nicole is with us on a part-time basis as she concurrently and successfully operates her own HR consultancy.

  • Kelly Heather

    Business Manager

    Kelly brings a wealth of expertise across the spectrum of accounting functions. Her tenure with Skotte Group dates back to our inception in 2022, initially joining as a dedicated bookkeeper. As of January 2024, she transitioned into the role of Business Manager, a testament to her invaluable contributions. In this capacity, Kelly not only oversees the company’s financial records but also integrates them with operational metrics, generating comprehensive reports vital for strategic decision-making regarding resource allocation and staffing. Her keen eye for detail and extensive knowledge renders her an indispensable asset to our back-office operations. Kelly concurrently manages her own accounting consultancy alongside her responsibilities at Skotte Group.