Our team

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

  • Mark Wilde - Partner

    Mark Wilde


    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


    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

    Richard Cassidy


    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.

  • Richard Blattman

    Richard Blattman

    Associate Director

    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.

  • Sarah Webster

    Sarah Webster

    Associate Director

    Sarah Webster 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.

  • 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


    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.

  • Keith Low

    Keith Low

    Senior Consultant Data and Analytics

    Keith is a senior business and data analyst with a PhD in Business Process Management and a Bachelor Degree (Honours) in Information Technology. He has analytics experience in the health and mining sectors. Keith’s technical competencies include Power BI, SAP EWM, R Studio, SolarWinds, Splunk, and ServiceNow. He helps clients extract and explore data to gain useful insights into opportunities for process improvements, efficiency gain, and cost reduction. Keith loves a good data challenge and is able to apply a data analytics mindset to solve complex business problems.

  • Oliver Ditchfield

    Oliver Ditchfield


    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

    Grace Engwerda


    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.