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Delivering Projects. Building Partnerships. Thinking Differently. 

About Us

Protegic is an Australian-owned independent project management delivery and management consulting company. We believe businesses are transforming and through the application of best practice project management we need to work in synergy with technology to assist organisations to drive strategy and business improvement.

  • Our Vision is to deliver business outcomes.
  • Our Mission is to seamlessly integrate technology with future business operations.
  • Our Passion is our people, teamwork and technology, all working together as one, delivering best practice project management.

This includes end-to-end program and IT project management as well as specialist services to support project selection and delivery including strategic advice; independent reviews; Project and Program Management Office setup and assurance; business transformation readiness assessments and project team capability assessments.

Our Story

Protegic was founded in 2006 by 5 experienced and passionate project managers – Greg Ward, Mark Cooper, Anton Rossouw, Matthew Curtain and Darren Pithie. They felt a strong need for them to bring their proven experience and insights of strategic project management to benefit and improve clients’ business outcomes, mitigate the risks, and protect investments.

Our company has grown from strength to strength and has seen much success through the delivery of quality strategic project management. Through these successful outcomes and word-of-mouth endorsements, Protegic has maintained a consistent flow of exciting and cutting-edge IT project delivery opportunities for our IT consultants.

Since 2014 Protegic has been managed by CEO, Stephen Chetcuti. The current executive includes Mark Cooper (chairman and founder), Matthew Curtain (founder), Greg Ward (founder), Hish Fernando (following the acquisition of an Information Management business in 2015) and Shan Kanji from the FTS Group. The FTS Group became a shareholder of Protegic in 2016.


The Protegic Group Executive


Mark Cooper

Chairman and Director

Mark, a co-founder of Protegic, has more than 34 years in leadership roles in executive management positions and senior project delivery roles in the program and portfolio management space. He is directly responsible for the delivery of significant high profile projects for Commercial and Government clients.  As Chairman of the Protegic Group, Mark will continue executive responsibilities in his business development position and play a very active role within the company.

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Stephen Chetcuti

CEO and Managing Director

Stephen has more than 20 years experience in Small and Medium enterprises. His work has involved strategy formulation, commercial negotiations, corporate advisory, business development and project management. His ability to define competitive advantages in new ways is unique. He works with clients in a cooperative and collaborative fashion that enables them to implement the strategic insights.

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Hish Fernando


Hish Fernando was the Managing Director of Platon Australia PTY LTD, an Information Management business acquired by Protegic in 2015. He has more than 15 years experience in ICT Consulting Operations and his focus has involved a combination of consulting, corporate advisory and new business development. A keen innovator and entrepreneur, Hish has a particular interest in creating new products and services around emerging markets.

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Matthew Curtain

Principal Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Matthew is a co-founder of Protegic and brings to his role considerable experience across multiple industries including defence, aviation and advertising. He has also spent more than 15 years in IT project management and management with a focus on realising business benefits.

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Greg Ward

Principal Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Greg is a co-founder of Protegic and brings to his role considerable experience across multiple industries including defence, health and the public sector. He has also spent more than 20 years in IT project management and senior operational roles. More recently Greg was involved in a Royal Commission for Nuclear Fuel in Australia.

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