Project Management

We deliver projects that create positive outcomes for the community.

Our people form project teams built on expertise, complimentary skills, and a deep understanding of the project and its critical success factors. Our techniques, sector experience, and in-depth knowledge allow Ontoit Project Managers to confidently lead every project, set the delivery framework, and provide clients with a clear roadmap for success.

With a powerful combination of proven process and innovation, Ontoit champions the project and remains focused on the key objectives and goals. All successful projects start with an understanding of the need, anticipated benefits and alignment of objectives. We use our comprehensive understanding of the project lifecycle to bring a strategic, considered and pragmatic approach to projects.

We manage every aspect of the project lifecycle, from concept definition, through implementation, to handover and closure. Our services include project definition, planning, leadership, stakeholder management, procurement, project analytics, project controls, contract management and superintendency. We have experience developing and delivering projects in the Transport, Sport and Entertainment, Justice, Arts and Culture, Health, Education, Cities, and Environment sectors.

Our strength lies in our people, supported by effective processes and technology. Our team has a diverse range of technical qualifications, including project management, architecture, engineering and construction management.

Key Services
  • Governance
  • Project Definition
  • Development Feasibility and Agreements
  • Development Consents, Planning Approvals
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Design Management
  • Procurement
  • Project Management and Superintendent
  • Contract Management
KEY CONTACTS

Andrew McKinley

Managing Partner, Andrew McKinley, uses his extensive technical knowledge and commercial acumen to lead project teams and collaborate for successful outcomes. With strong leadership and interpersonal skills, Andrew demonstrates his project management expertise by tailoring procurement and delivery methodologies to solve challenging problems – and identify new opportunities for clients.

Andrew leads major projects across a range of sectors, including planning, scoping, documenting, negotiating and administering complex commercial agreements and construction contracts for public and private sector clients.

Andrew’s professionalism and care for his craft extends to his passionate support for our industry – proudly investing in its health through his mentor and leadership role with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Fiona Larkin

Executive Director, Fiona Larkin, is a highly experienced project management and advisory services director who takes a hands-on approach to projects – providing strategic and technical advice across all aspects of the project life cycle. With 20 years’ industry experience, Fiona specialises in high profile and complex civic, cultural and education projects.

Fiona has extensive project management experience, from early feasibility to design management, through to procurement and delivery. This wide-spanning expertise has allowed Fiona to undertake a number of key social infrastructure projects.

Fiona’s professional versatility is apparent in every engagement. Coupled with her clarity and excellent communication skills, Fiona’s experience in stakeholder management within state and Commonwealth Government agencies gives clients the focus that important projects deserve.

Paul Halpin

Executive Director, Paul Halpin, is a market leader in project and program management in the health and education sectors. With a focus on delivering high quality solutions that deliver tangible benefits for the community, Paul continually demonstrates his expertise and ability in shaping the work environment, setting strategy, allocating resources, developing talent, building the organisation, and overseeing operations.

Paul represents government agencies and private clients to deliver complex projects through all forms of procurement. His technical strengths are strategic portfolio planning, contracting procurement, stakeholder engagement and communication, design and delivery management, cost and budget control, risk management and quality control.

Paul is driven by continuous improvement, evolving with new insights, developing high performing teams and working closely with clients to deliver valuable outcomes. It’s this single-mindedness that sees Paul deliver projects that benefit locals and make positive impact.

John Wiles

Director, John Wiles, is an industry specialist who leads our processes, ensuring continuous improvement across service delivery, client relationships and personnel performance. With a strong background in formulating and delivering major development projects, John is often sought out by clients to carry out peer reviews and provide strategic advice.

As the former Director Project Management at Development Victoria, John has been involved in many of Melbourne’s iconic construction projects. He is widely recognised as an expert in the delivery of complex building projects, predominately within the health sector, and has extensive experience in the establishment of risk management and interface management processes.

John’s extensive career experience, sound stakeholder management and ability to create a collaborative team culture provides surety and delivers outstanding results for clients.

Matthew Joy

Director, Matthew Joy, is a highly experienced and respected project manager. With vast experience in the delivery of sports infrastructure projects in government and private consulting, Matthew is dedicated to understanding all facets of a project’s objectives and exceeding expectations.

With experience in the planning and design of training and administration facilities for elite level sports organisations, Matthew has worked on the MCG Northern Stand Redevelopment, AAMI Park Melbourne, 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as sporting venues for leading football clubs.

Matthew’s proactive approach is the foundation of his project management methodology and his dedication to fostering a collaborative and consultative environment provides the delivery of successful project outcomes.

Scott Webber

Director, Scott Webber, is a highly experienced project manager of complex and large-scale projects. With over 20 years’ experience delivering projects in the health, research and education sectors, Scott’s collaborative approach and effective management of cost, risk, safety, quality control and contract administration, is the driving force of successful outcomes.

With experience in the management of consultant design teams, producing quality design documentation, operational commissioning and the successful delivery of large high-risk projects, Scott has a proven track record in driving programs from inception through to master planning, feasibility, design, procurement, delivery and operational transition.

With a knowledge base of multiple procurement models including managing contractor design and PPP, Scott’s strong communication, technical strengths and stakeholder management provides the best project outcomes.

Dr Mano Nugapitiya

Managing Partner, Dr Mano Nugapitiya, is a highly qualified strategic thinker and dedicated project specialist. With a strong background in asset management, including facility management and operations, Mano brings a ‘whole of life’ asset approach to projects – continually demonstrating his 25+ years’ experience in the industry.

Mano has amassed vast experience in the planning and delivery of large-scale projects and programs in social and economic infrastructure, predominantly for the public sector. Specialising in the front-end strategic positioning of projects and programs, Mano ensures alignment and consistency with organisation business strategies. His specialist skills also include due diligence, technical leadership, business cases and transaction management.

Mano’s breadth of his industry skills and the structured thinking as a post-doctoral researcher provides clients and stakeholders with the experience and confidence that comes from delivering many complex engagements.