Our Team

Protech is led by an experienced and dedicated team of workforce engagement specialists. Under its direction, the wider team has consistently delivered high quality outcomes for stakeholders.
Marc Meili
Managing Director

Marc founded Protech in 2006. His skills are broad with a Masters in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Degree and mechanical trade qualification. This experience allowed him to transform and grow companies both locally and internationally.


His technical background of quality, reliability, and precision are foundation building blocks of Protech and form part of the organisational core values to this day. Marc also has a passion for safety and is committed to ensuring our employees are returned home safe at the end of each day.

Raylee Carruthers​
Andrew Sidoti
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew was as appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2016 and is an accomplished commercial and financial leader with strategic and operational capabilities. With proven business skills and extensive experience working across a diverse portfolio for a market leader in a fast paced industry, he has over 17 years' experience within the labour hire industry, and extensive experience in the freight, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.

Raylee Carruthers​
Raylee Carruthers
Chief Strategy Officer

Raylee Carruthers is an experienced C-suite professional having held roles as CFO, COO, and CEO. Raylee commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the finance industry where she was instrumental as COO in the growth of an ASX listed company executing on a consolidation strategy.


Raylee joined Protech in October 2019, supporting the organisation in executing corporate strategic initiatives across the business.

Raylee Carruthers​
Mathew Eames
Chief Information Officer

Mathew has extensive experience in IT service delivery across multiple industries and has gained an understanding of IT service challenges facing a variety of complex environments. He has been heavily involved in delivering strategy and IT planning for a large global enterprises and he has driven cultural, structural, and process changes throughout, focusing on delivering improved service satisfaction and reduced costs.


He believes in culture first (people > process > technology) and is always looking to empower and grow capabilities of teams and organisations

Mathew Eames - CIO
Natalie Stewart
Group General Manager People & Culture

Natalie holds more than 10 years’ professional experience and qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Workplace Health and Safety, and Rehabilitation.


Since joining Protech in 2006, Natalie has been responsible for overseeing the compliance, development and implementation of Protech’s management systems, including but not limited to HR/IR, Quality Systems, and OH&S/Rehab. Natalie’s team conducts the ongoing reviews of Protech’s quality management systems, as well as developing and delivering national training.

Natalie Stewart - Group General Manager People & Culture
Ben Fitzsimmons
Executive General Manager

Ben has over 10 years experience in the Recruitment and Construction industry, and a high level of project management experience which has proven invaluable in building recruitment teams capable of offering clients a skilled workforce management solution with expert knowledge.


In January 2013 Ben joined Protech as General Manager of VIC/SA/TAS. He was attracted to Protech by the unique service model they offered to clients coupled with the national footprint and industry leading client management solution.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Mark Lawton
General Manager WA/NT/SA

Mark is an accomplished senior-level manager with a 12 year track record of successful and tactical leadership within the recruitment industry. His expertise covers a variety of industry sectors, from the private security industry to the commercial construction sector.


Mark’s entrepreneurial leadership style, highly effective planning, organisational, and communication skills, as well as a solutions-orientated approach instils a common vision, confidence and mutual respect between our business and our clients, and within our WA, NT and SA teams.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Adrian Baker
General Manager QLD

With over 20 years in recruitment, Adrian is a highly motivated specialist with experience across a wide range of industries however most recently, this has been concentrated in the trades, mining and construction sectors. He possesses proven expertise in the development, negotiation and implementation of major supply contracts, as well as exceptional stakeholder management skills across a range of industries.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
Scott Hennessy
Executive General Manager

Scott has over 22 years of experience in driving high performance with operations, sales, and customer development teams within recruitment. He is highly experienced in successfully leading geographically diverse teams to deliver outcomes across strategy, growth, safety, business transformation, operational efficiency, and improvement.


Scott joined Protech in 2021 and is responsible for leading and managing the national mining team. In his role, Scott builds and develops recruitment and customer development teams to offer leading workforce solutions that deliver quality people, every time.

Ben Fitzsimmons - Executive General Manager
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Natalie Stewart

Group General Manager People & Culture

Natalie holds more than 10 years’ professional experience and qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Workplace Health and Safety and Rehabilitation.

Since joining Protech in 2006, Natalie has been responsible for overseeing the compliance, development and implementation of Protech’s management systems, including but not limited to HR/IR, Quality Systems, and OH&S/Rehab. Natalie’s team conducts the ongoing reviews of Protech’s quality management systems, as well as developing and delivering national training.

Working to foster Protech’s core values through culture, Natalie is passionate about team driven compliance with the Protech Occupational Health Safety and Environment management system. With a key focus on rehabilitation coordination to ensure that our field employees are provided with the highest possible standard of proactive systems and safety compliance.

Natalie is responsible for empowering our teams in the provision of excellent levels of service that strive to exceed the expectations of Protech candidates and clients.

Prior to her role at Protech, Natalie has held roles within the manufacturing and workplace rehabilitation sectors.

Mathew Eames

Chief Information Officer

Mathew has extensive experience in IT service delivery across multiple industries and has gained an understanding of IT service challenges facing a variety of complex environments. He has been heavily involved in delivering strategy and IT planning for a large global enterprises and he has driven cultural, structural and process changes throughout, focusing on delivering improved service satisfaction and reduced costs.

He believes in culture first (people > process > technology) and is always looking to empower and grow capabilities of teams and organisations

Raylee Carruthers

Chief Strategy Officer

Raylee Carruthers is an experienced C-suite professional having held roles as CFO, COO and CEO. Raylee commenced her career as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the finance industry where she was instrumental as COO in the growth of an ASX listed company executing on a consolidation strategy.

Raylee joined Protech in October 2019, supporting the organisation in executing corporate strategic initiatives across the business.

Andrew Sidoti

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew was as appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2016 and is an accomplished commercial and financial leader with strategic and operational capabilities. With proven business skills and extensive experience working across a diverse portfolio for a market leader in a fast paced industry, he has over 13 years experience within the labour hire industry, and extensive experience in the freight, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

Utilising his accounting background, excellent communication and analytical skills, he has been heavily involved in delivering strategy planning for a large national business, and has extensive senior management experience.

Andrew’s success is derived from strong business analytical skills, financial management and organisational change, with a proven track record in the successful implementation of complex change across diverse organisations. A strategist and experienced professional in the areas of facilitation, innovation, negotiation, business planning and project direction, Andrew brings a broad skill set and a wealth of successful multi-industry experience.

Marc Meili

Managing Director

Marc founded Protech in 2006. His skills are broad with a Master’s in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering Degree and mechanical trade’s qualification. This experience allowed him to transform and grow companies both locally and internationally.

Born in Switzerland, he has worked in various European countries, some years in Mauritius and made Australia home in 1999. Marc is also fluent in German and French.

Prior to Protech, Marc focused his career on management within the manufacturing industry, responsible for full business performance and development activities. He led strategic business planning functions to formulate, develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, sales growth and profitability through lean management processes.

His technical background of quality, reliability and precision are foundation building blocks of Protech and form part of the organisational core values to this day. Marc also has a passion for safety and is committed to ensuring our employees are returned home safe at the end of each day.