Our Team

Meet Our founders

Rob Silva

Industry experienceManufacturing, Communications, Health and Community Care, Professional Services

Consulting specialities: Governance, Project Management, Program Management

Co-founder and Chairman of Adept Technology, Rob knows how to work with senior management. His background includes a diverse range of consulting, executive and advisory roles for largescale organisations including the Attorney General’s Department, the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Codan and ElectraNet. He has also acted as interim General Manager at Direct Care Australia, and is a former Chairman of the Down Syndrome Society of South Australia.

Rob’s strength lies in his ability to rapidly assess a complex business environment to determine what changes are needed and how they can be achieved. He favours a strategic, results-oriented approach and maximises business performance through good judgement and quick decision making.

Meet Our founders

Nigel Hall

Industry experienceIT/ICT Engineering and Electronics, Telecommunications, Logistics and Transport

Roles: CEO, Business Development Executive, Board Chair, Business Coach, Mentor

Co-founder and former CEO of Adept Technology, Nigel is a board director and entrepreneur with an extensive background in engineering, software development, IT project management and technological innovation. Working with senior management teams, executives, owners and boards, Nigel has a high level of business expertise accompanied by a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to maximising business performance.

Co-creator of the Impact Awards and former chairman of the Technology Industry Association, Nigel has taken on roles that range from the management of large, multi-site engineering and development teams to successfully leading association mergers and board transformations.

Nigel’s trademark is his passionate commitment to continuous improvement, and he can be relied upon to bring a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to maximising business performance, always working with a focus on people and governance.

Jade Philippe

General Manager

As Adept’s General Manager, Jade has extensive experience leading operational and customer driven teams. An experienced consultant…

Industry experience: Defence, Government, Health, Finance, Technology, Professional Services and Media.

An experienced consultant in the Technology and Digital space, Jade has previously run his own business and is a published author on driving sales in the health industry. His previous engagements include providing professional services at Hudson, RDNS and News Corp.

Jade’s strengths lie in being an engaging, open and upfront consultant in technology driven projects. He has previously held overall responsibility for performance of over 600 staff, and has led project teams with 10 individual brands and resources. Responsible for marketing budgets on state and national campaigns. As General Manager, Jade works with Adept’s partners to ensure the successful implementation of technology initiatives, collaborating with organisations to define and achieve business goals.

Jade is energised by seeing partners and clients continue a path of sustainable, self-propelled success.

Ian Gray


Ian is a leader who specialises in Project and Operations Management.  His experience spans industries including defence…

Industry experienceDefence, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Agribusiness

Consulting specialtiesProject and Operations Management, Vendor Management and Procurement, Systems Engineering and Transformation.

His experience spans industries including defence, finance, government and agribusiness, and he’s no stranger to taking the helm of multi-million dollar projects. His consulting expertise includes software development management, large systems engineering, product roadmaps, vendor management, R&D and safety critical systems.

Throughout his career Ian has demonstrated exceptional strategic planning resulting in successful project delivery outcomes for his clients. He understands the importance of applying the right technology and processes to a project, providing stability and maximising the likelihood of achieving business goals. His achievements include the successful management of a $1.8M Federal Government Grant application and resulting project, leading a 14 month Critical Design Review for a major Australian Defence contractor, and stepping in to take a major non-compliant project through breach of agreement and contractual closure to curtail further overruns and exposure.

Ian is an asset to any company reviewing their technology road map, business processes, undergoing rapid expansion or struggling with project delivery. Not afraid of speaking the hard truths, Ian excels in recovering projects in difficulty.

AGSVA security clearance

Martin Gregory


Martin’s background lies in the management of technology development. He is experienced in both in-house and contract product development…

Industry experienceTelecommunication, Automotive, Aviation

Consulting specialties: Project Management, Product Management, Software Engineering

Martin’s background lies in the management of technology development. He is experienced in both in-house and contract product development, and has a proven ability to manage service delivery, development teams and the development process. Martin’s experience spans a wide range of technologies and methodologies in both hardware and software product development environments, including general Software Engineering, Mobile App Development, Full Stack Web Development, Telecoms Networking, Embedded Software Development, and Embedded Hardware Design and System on Chip (SOC) design.

Along with his extensive experience in Agile software development and software engineering, one of Martin’s key strengths lies in his ability to comprehend and communicate complex technical and business issues at all levels. The combination of communication skills, strong technical ability and management background have equipped Martin to add value to any business involved in product or technology development.

AGSVA security clearance

Dan Carapiet

Business Development Manager

Dan is a seasoned communicator with expertise in scaling businesses and using quantitative analysis to foster actionable improvements.


Industry Focus: Defence Aligned Organisations,
Commercial/ SME Software,
SA Government, AgTech,

Key Skillsets

Communication, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Account Management

Working nationally and abroad, a seasoned professional with management experience in Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

Working alongside the S.A. Government, City of Adelaide, Council affiliate partners to deliver large scale community projects, statewide initiatives and technical support regarding market segmentation, development and delivery of desired outcomes.

Dan is passionate about finding creative solutions to difficult problems.

He prides himself on being able to understand problems and communicating value.

Andrew Murphy


Andrew is an experienced Project and Program Manager with a background in Business Analysis, Software Testing and Operations Management…

Industry experienceTelecommunications, Emergency Services, Utilities, Higher Education, Government

Consulting specialtiesProject and Program Management, Test Management, Performance Testing, Business Analysis, Vendor Management

Andrew is an experienced Project and Program Manager with a background in Business Analysis, Software Testing and Operations Management. He has successfully lead large international development teams, delivering results through a hands-on mix of technical, managerial and leadership skills.

Andrew’s previous achievements include the successful delivery of the Mobile Message Switching Solution for Motorola’s Hong Kong Police project. Inheriting a troubled project and a team of 50 software developers spread across three countries, he was able to turn the project around through a strong focus on improved testing and defect management and open and transparent communication with all stakeholders.

An excellent communicator, Andrew is a hands-on manager comfortable working at all levels within an organisation.

James Harris

Technical Consultant

James is an experienced Software engineering manager with a passion for embedded systems software development and collaborative team culture.

Technical Skills

  • Software team management
  • Software system design
  • Configuration management
  • Continuous Delivery Pipeline Tooling
  • Product SDLC
  • Manufacturing test software
  • AGSVA security clearance

Charlie Burleigh


Charlie has a proven track record as an energetic and agile Project Manager with extensive experience in the Defence sector spanning 18 years.

Her experience in the Defence and public sector includes complex multifaceted Project Management (PM) and Business Development (BD) opportunities. Charlie prides herself in Managing key strategic opportunities at all phases of the project lifecycle, be that from the inception of the “idea”, through capability statement/business case, go/no go, proposal development and delivery, Project Management delivery, Project close (HOTO), and Lessons learnt.

She is experienced in how to manage the security responsibilities of being a Defence Industry Services Partner (DISP). As such, can write tender responses for security responsibility and management and the running of day-to-day security company wide.

Her highly developed skills to interpret project and stakeholder needs has facilitated her to problem solve any issue that may arise, she is often given the “difficult projects” as she always finds a way to deliver successfully.

Charlie has proven experience in the tactical and strategic planning of activities to achieve timely outputs. This ensures she progresses projects smoothly, and with comprehensive risk mitigation strategies in place during all phases of the project lifecycle.

AGSVA security clearance

Linda Field


Linda is a distinguished Senior Business Analyst and ICT Project Manager with over 25 years of comprehensive experience spanning sectors such as Retail, Federal and State Governments, Logistics, Engineering, Health, and Commercial industries. 

Certified as a Scrum Master, her deep-rooted expertise covers the full spectrum of the Software Development Life Cycle.

From ideation through to execution, Linda excels in defining and documenting business requirements and processes into IT systems applications. With over 15 years dedicated to intricate business analysis, she has demonstrated capability in fostering team growth and establishing a Centre of Excellence for Business Analysis.

  • In her recent role at the Department for Education, Linda crafted the business architecture for a new team focused on Curriculum and Learning. She adeptly managed all aspects from scope definition and business motivation analysis to system options analysis and resource recommendations, paving the way for innovative curriculum research and development methodologies.
  • Prior to this, Linda led as a Business Analyst at the Attorney General’s Department, where she streamlined project management and facilitated cross-functional workshops, enhancing the overall bonds management process. Her agile approach and proficiency in BPMN 2.0 have substantially boosted project efficiency and effectiveness.
  • As a Co-Founder and Capability Lead at Bailey Abbott, Linda spearheaded multiple high-stakes client projects, delivering tailored solutions that span customer journey mapping, IT architecture roadmaps, and ERP implementations. Her strategic foresight and exceptional leadership in Agile practices have been instrumental in driving project success across various domains.
  • At ASG Group, as a Principal Consultant, Linda led initiatives that spanned business analysis and process improvement, contributing significantly to organizational achievements and client satisfaction. Her leadership was crucial in winning the IIBA 2017 Award for ASG, highlighting her impact and effectiveness.

Saikumar Goud

Web Developer

As a Web Developer at Adept Technology, I specialize in leveraging WordPress for site development, focusing on layout and structure. With expertise in data form development and validation, I ensure integrity and functionality using CSS3, HTML5, jQuery, XML, and JavaScript. My proficiency extends to implementing Responsive Web Design (RWD) and collaborating effectively with UI designers and business analysts.

He is a motivated Software Engineer with nearly 2 years of experience in Commercial sector. Proficient in C/C++, Javascript, Networking Fundamentals. he excels in all phases of the software development lifecycle. His adaptability, and communication skills contribute to successful project delivery. Saikumar holds a Master’s of Technology in Software Engineering, complemented by extensive training in software engineering principles and programming languages.

Stuart Fotheringham

TECHNICAL Consultant
Highly experienced and commercially orientated Software Engineer with expertise in embedded software across the defence, agricultural and commercial sectors. Results driven with a strong commitment to building relationships and engaging with teams and the business to achieve innovative solutions. Wide cross section of specific defence exposure gives him a unique skill set in the delivering quality tested software to defence capabilities Australian citizen with an AGSVA security clearance

Technical Skills and expertise 

    • Software Design, Architecture 
    • Java, C++, Python 
    • C, Integration 
    • Embedded systems 
    • Systems Engineering 
    • SQL 
    • Agile Methodologies 

Mark Flanagan


Mark is a highly adept Project Scheduler and Project Controller with an impressive background spanning over two decades in the defense, government, and infrastructure sectors. His extensive experience is marked by strategic planning and control roles in high-stakes environments, where precision and comprehensive oversight are paramount.

Since November 2017, Mark has been pivotal at CASG (Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group), specifically within the WASSSPO (Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems). Here, he manages intricate project schedules using tools like MS Project and Open Plan OPP on the DRN, liaises with US stakeholders and site PMs for schedule updates, and conducts regular re-baselining as necessary. His role is crucial in providing monthly written reports to management and offering continuous support to other PMs, enhancing project delivery through earned value methodologies.

Prior to his current role, Mark was with Saab Australia from July 2017 to October 2017 as a Project Planner and Controller. He developed and baselined project schedules for tender responses, fully resourced and costed these schedules, and assisted in developing tender response documentation, demonstrating his proficiency in project planning under tight deadlines.

From September 2014 to July 2017, Mark served SA Health as an ICT Scheduler for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital. In this capacity, he managed multiple work stream schedules, maintained a comprehensive master schedule linking all streams, and played a key role in monthly reporting to management, ensuring all ICT project facets were aligned and reported accurately.

Earlier Roles: Mark’s earlier stints include significant scheduling and planning roles at SA Power Networks and Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he was involved in improving project schedules, monthly status reporting, and supervising junior project schedulers. His career began at BAE Systems, where he progressed from a Project Scheduler/Production Planner to a Technical Writer and Cost Schedule Analyst, accumulating a wealth of experience that laid the foundation for his later achievements.

Mark’s career trajectory is defined by his capability to manage multiple project scheduling tasks, ensuring meticulous adherence to timelines and project specifications across various sectors. His strategic foresight and robust planning skills make him an invaluable asset to any project team.

Rose Martin


Dedicated, well-organised Process Modeller / Business Process Specialist / Technical Writer with an extensive history in the Banking and Finance industries, as well as the Building Manufacturing industry. Capabilities include: processing modelling, professional writing skills, ability to write in plain English, facilitation skills with excellent attention to detail. Results orientated with well-developed communication and problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve difficult situations under adverse conditions. Thrives in a fast paced, challenging environment.

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