Our people

Kane Fillingham

Chief Executive Officer

Having successfully performed leadership roles across various ICT domains, Kane brings over twenty years’ industry experience to the role of CTO Group CEO. His role takes on accountability for all internal and external service operations, strategic growth and setting corporate strategy.

Kane is passionate about high quality service delivery to CTO Group clients, helping them achieve the best possible outcomes for their organisations. To do this, he is focused on attracting and retaining passionate, high performing people, and ensuring that CTO Group invests in their careers and professional pursuits.

Kane knows that at the core of any successful organisation is a great culture. Continuing to build on the CTO Group culture, and diversifying the skills and work experiences of its people, is foundational to his strategy in the role.

Andrew McLintock

Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew is a recognised senior consultant known for shaping and communicating the strategic visions, roadmaps and services that deliver successful outcomes to CTO Group clients. He makes our consulting services consumable, relevant and valuable to an organisation.

Andrew’s leadership inspires our staff to work to the best of their abilities, to demonstrate professional integrity and to deliver services to be proud of. Andrew has a passion to continue to foster and grow CTO Group’s prominence in the market along with our reputation for quality, agility and value for money.

Leah Brown

General Manager - Executive Business Office

Before joining CTO Group in 2012, Leah held roles in accounts and business management, office management and senior administrative roles in the real-estate, management consultancy, not-for-profit and investment banking sectors.

As General Manager of CTO Group's Executive Business Office, Leah has responsibility for all internal operations, including legal compliance, contract management, finance and administration, human resources and supplier management.

Kym Rawlings

General Manager - BDO

Kym brings over thirty years’ experience in consultancy, project and program delivery to the role of General Manager, Business Development Office (BDO) at CTO Group. His expertise spans multiple domains including ICT, systems engineering and Defence modelling and simulation, both in Australia and the UK. Kym is responsible for the delivery of business outcomes for clients and, through the realisation of client satisfaction, the continuity of engagements and new business development.

Kym is also responsible for managing the recruitment and retention of the high calibre consultants required to deliver consulting engagements to CTO Group clients. One of Kym’s core strengths is the creation, professional development and leadership of high-performing teams that are committed to exceeding client expectations; nurturing the philosophy that success breeds success.

Graham Schofield

General Manager - Project Services

Graham has 33 years of ICT experience spanning various technical domains, team leadership and management roles within Australia and offshore. Graham has responsibility for management and oversight of all CTO Group delivery activities across Advisory and Project Services, supported by Delivery Managers and Head of Advisory.

Graham has previously performed the roles of Consulting Manager and Account Manager at CTO Group since joining in 2012 and in that time he oversaw considerable growth within a stable environment. Graham takes pride in being part of a high-performance team that delivers quality outcomes to CTO Group clients with renewed focus on staff wellbeing and support.

Nick Biziak

General Manager - People and Culture

Nick is a recruitment manager with over 18 years’ experience in the Canberra region. Nick specialises in being able to source any IT skill set in a short period of time. His tenure in the industry, combined with being born and bred in Canberra, has meant he has established an extensive network of IT professionals.

Nick is APSCo (ITCRA) certified and has worked with most government agencies and vendors in the region. His strengths lie in the ability to establish strong and sincere relationships with candidates and clients alike. Nick is passionate about people, and his role at CTO Group is to attract the best possible ICT talent for our clients, and to be responsible for creating a workplace culture that is second to none.

If you are looking for your next opportunity or would just like to hear a little more about CTO Group, please give Nick a call as he would be very happy to chat with you.

Owen McKerrow

Head of Advisory Services

Over the past 20 years Owen has been involved in all aspects of ICT and digital leadership, in roles across the corporate, government and tertiary sectors. He has a passion for using ICT and digital technologies to transform business so that they can continue to thrive in this digital age. Owen has extensive experience in all elements of ICT and digital leadership, delivery, strategy creation as well as business-wide transformation and modernisation.

Owen is responsible for CTO Group’s Advisory Services practice. He oversees all Advisory engagements, with his teams working across key Government Departments. Owen helps to define and shape Departments’ IT strategies and services as they head into 2020 and beyond. He works closely with Senior Executives and C‐Level staff to understand Departments’ business challenges and then collaborates with them to determine the right combination of people, process and technology that can be best utilised to help to solve those challenges.

Yvette Blanchard

Capability Leader - Governance and Assurance

Yvette brings over 20 years’ experience in various leadership and management roles within client and project services spanning government and private enterprise. Yvette is an extremely skillful PPM practitioner, having directed large multi-disciplinary teams through a variety of complex transformational change programs, and has a knack for bringing high-risk programs back on track through the establishment and subsequent maturation of governance models. Yvette is especially successful in strategic roles that demand an entrepreneurial approach, maintaining a high level of dedication and drive throughout, and has a passion for delivering business outcomes through the use of open learning methodologies and team development.

Yvette is renowned for establishing excellent working relationships with her clients and colleagues, backed by her philosophies ‘a good relationship starts with good communication’ and ‘treat others how they wish to be treated’.

Warwick Hoyle

Capability Leader - Cyber Security

Warwick has over 18 years' experience in Commonwealth Government Information Security and more has been accredited for more than 10 years under the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) InfoSec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). He specialises in complex and challenging security accreditations and has worked on a number of highly innovative Defence secure communications projects in recent years.

Warwick is a strong believer in the principles of risk management and client satisfaction and works hard at achieving business objectives without sacrificing security considerations.

As Cyber Security Capability Leader, Warwick's objective is to build the practice up to the point where CTO Group is a market leader in Canberra, able to offer a full service information security capability.

Nicole Davies

Business Development Manager

Nicole is responsible for nurturing and developing existing relationships and building networks to identify new growth opportunities.

Nicole is enthusiastic and possesses professional curiosity. She asks great questions and listens with intent to identify and understand the issues and challenges in businesses.

Nicole has performed a variety of roles, developing her knowledge and skills across business development, marketing, events, executive office support and client management.

If you are faced with an issue or challenge or would like to hear more about the services offered by CTO Group, please contact Nicole.

Darren Harvey

Principal Consultant, Advisory

Darren is a recognised expert in architectural and service transformation design for the largest and most complex Government ecosystems. He has developed his expertise over thirty years, with an especial passion for and focus on providing thought leadership in IT Service Management, Transformation and Integration.

As one of CTO Group’s Principal Consultants, Darren takes a leadership role in Advisory engagements, bringing best in class communication skills and an appetite for working within dynamic agile environments to any engagement that he is involved in. He is considered a ‘safe pair of hands’ to ensure consistent delivery on the most complex engagements.

Matt Le

Delivery Manager

Matt’s robust Public-Sector background, coupled with his extensive experience across procurement and contract management, consulting, and project management, has positioned him well for significant contribution to the continued successes of CTO Group in his role of Delivery Manager.

With a mission much larger than himself and an obsession with optimisation, he inspires innovation and leadership across both his internal and external networks to produce high performing teams with quality outcomes. Matt’s passionate and ambitious nature forms a principal foundation for the delivery of CTO Group’s client engagements and workforce expansion.

Ben Wyllie

Delivery Manager

Ben is responsible for the security and technology engagements for CTO Group's Project Services capability. During his 10+ years working in managed security environments, Ben has performed a variety of roles, developing his skills in technical implementation, team leadership, security management and client engagement.

Ben’s focus is on ensuring CTO Group builds and maintains a diverse and highly skilled team of security consultants, which ensures the success of client engagements and the satisfaction and growth of our accomplished workforce on an ongoing basis.

Jayde Wood

Corporate Services Manager

Throughout her career, Jayde Wood has demonstrated a natural aptitude for business administration that has led to a rapid increase in responsibilities in roles across several companies, including the management of both internal teams and relationships with key external stakeholders.

At CTO Group Jayde holds a senior role in the Corporate Services team, where she assists with the management of internal operations. Her talents constitute a strong asset in meeting the needs of CTO Group’s growing and diverse workforce.

Katelyn Grdur

Finance Officer

Previous experience in the retail industry has equipped Katie with a positive, can-do attitude that she applies to all aspects of life, particularly to her role at CTO Group. Katie prides herself on her ability to rise to challenges, and is focussed on achieving outcomes for our business and our clients. Katie has found that being part of the Corporate Services team has been an excellent introduction to the industry.

Katie is currently furthering her studies, undertaking a Business Administration and Human Resource Management degree, and has been experiencing the perfect balance between theory and practical experiences in work life and University. Katie is looking forward to where her position at CTO Group will take her in the future.

Kerri Lucking

Administration and Project Support

Prior to joining CTO Group, Kerri held various roles in administration, sales co-ordination and project support within the construction and consultancy/project management sectors (including Defence and other Government departments).

In her role as Administration and Project Support, Kerri works closely with both the Corporate Services and Project Delivery teams to assist the business and its clients to achieve goals and outcomes, making the experience a positive one for all involved.

Kerri thrives on a challenge and combines her past experience with the opportunity to learn new skills in her role with CTO Group in a dynamic and ever changing industry.