Employees

This Is Protech

What we value most is our people

At Protech, our success is not only defined by results, but by the dedication, health, and happiness of our people. We are proud to offer an array of additional services and perks that improve the work-life balance, development, and financial security of our teams.

About Protech

Protech was established in 2006 as a technically specialised, customer-focused workforce solutions provider. Our goal is to be First Choice for people who value quality and high performance. Throughout our history, we have consistently challenged the status quo in order to deliver value to our clients. By striving to innovate and gain a deeper understanding of our clients’ broader goals, we have created better outcomes, better services and a higher benchmark for the industry.

Our Foundations

Our Purpose

Be a positive influence in people’s lives.

Our Beliefs

First Choice
For people who value quality and high performance.
BeSafe
Think. Plan. Act.
Quality People. Every Time.
Without compromise
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Our Core Values

We Put People First
We Deliver
We Create Value
We Set High Standards

Our employees, our team, our clients. We prioritise safety, success, and wellbeing.

Providing leading, flexible, and smart solutions. We simplify complexity.

Committing to quality and continuous improvement. We strive to do better.

Acting with urgency and integrity. We are reliable and accountable.

Our Leadership Team

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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Protech Perks

Protech Perks- Birthday's Off

YOUR BIRTHDAY OFF!

If it’s your birthday, we want you to celebrate. So instead of having to use up annual leave, we give all our internal employees their birthday day off. 

Protech Perks - Team Bonding

TEAM BONDING DAYS

Celebrating milestones and achievements make for great Protech get-togethers. We all know that with a target in our sights and the team all working together, we can achieve anything. Our celebration events are more than glass clinking – we’ve been go-karting, taken cocktail mixing classes, enjoyed winery tours, and tried our hand at Italian cooking.

Protech Perks - Referral Program

REFERRAL PROGRAM

We’re always looking for high quality people to join our team. If our staff refer a qualifying employee to us and they successfully pass their probation, a new electronic gadget will be offered to our staff who refer for any Protech role. For more information please refer to our Employee Referral Standard on TMS.

Health & Wellbeing

Protech Perks - Charity Days

CHARITY DAYS

We love to rally together for a great cause. Whether we’re hosting morning teas for cancer research or putting a whole new meaning to ‘Double Denim’ for Jeans for Genes Day, we believe in setting aside time to give back to our communities.

Protech Perks - Fresh Fruit

WHO DOESN’T LOVE FRESH FRUIT?

Each week we receive fresh fruit to our offices as part of the MultiFresh initiative run by Multicap. This program provides assisted employment opportunities to people with disabilities. It is a great program to be a part of and we love our produce delivery.

THINKING GREEN

We firmly believe in taking steps as a business and as individuals to reduce our carbon footprint. We’re big on recycling everything we can, from paper to toners, creating indoor green zones (including your desk), and watching our watts wherever possible.

Protech Perks - MLC Income Protection

MLC INCOME PROTECTION

If you decide to join the Protech Default Superannuation Plan through MLC we have negotiated some great benefits for you. These include a high cover for Life Insurance, Total and Permanent Disability Insurance, and Salary Continuance Insurance. Protech will also pay the insurance premium for Salary Insurance once you have completed one year of service.

Training & Development

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Readers are Leaders

The Readers are Leaders program has been created to foster and support our staff who want to grow personally and intellectually throughout their career. Protech will invest in purchasing work related reading material (books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, or similar) to ensure that the company's overall knowledge continues to grow.

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Gain qualifications while you work

To ensure we are equipping our leaders (and future leaders) with the skills they need to grow at Protech, we work with Leadership Management Australasia. LMA is at the forefront of leadership training and development courses across Australia and offers nationally recognised qualifications in a range of areas.

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Push yourself to become a leader

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Attend our flagship event

Our Protech Conference brings together every person in the business every 18 months to strengthen our bonds, grow our vision, and celebrate our achievements. We've had conferences at Peppers in Tweed Heads, Darling Harbour in Sydney CBD, QT on the Gold Coast, and Cloudland in Brisbane CBD.

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Access online learning modules

Our HRIS System provides learning online training to all of our employees. Our partnership with the HRIS system supports our ongoing commitment to staff development and enables staff access to over 400 training modules.

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Train with the wider team

Our training days are a great chance to meet and greet people from other branches, whether you're learning about the program or attending a new starter training course. Getting involved in projects beyond your PD will give you the opportunity to work with people from all over the country.

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Push yourself to become a leader

Our Coaching Program empowers our terms to known the key accountabilities and milestones they are working toward at Protech. Through this program progress can be tracked, feedback can be delivered, and successes can be easily recognised (and celebrated).

Train with the wider team

Our training days are a great chance to meet and greet people from other branches, whether you're learning about the program or attending a new starter training course. Getting involved in projects beyond your PD will give you the opportunity to work with people from all over the country.

Readers are leaders

The Readers are Leaders program has been created to foster and support our staff who want to grow personally and intellectually throughout their career. Protech will invest in purchasing work related reading material (books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, or similar) to ensure that the company's overall knowledge continues to grow.

Gain qualifications while you work

To ensure we are equipping our leaders (and future leaders) with the skills they need to grow at Protech, we work with Leadership Management Australasia. LMA is at the forefront of leadership training and development courses across Australia and offers nationally recognised qualifications in areas such as Sales Leadership, High Performance Management, and Team Work Excellence.

Attend our flagship event

Our Protech Conference brings together every person in the business every 18 months to strengthen our bonds, grow our vision, and celebrate our achievements. We've had conferences at Peppers in Tweed Heads, Darling Harbour in Sydney CBD, QT on the Gold Coast, and Cloudland in Brisbane CBD. They're always a great opportunity to relax, connect, take in the view, and set our sights on the future.

Access online learning modules

Our HRIS System provides learning online training to all of our employees. Our partnership with the HRIS system supports our ongoing commitment to staff development and enables staff access to over 400 training modules.

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