Scyne Advisory completes line-up of executive leadership team

07 May 2024 2 min. read
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Scyne Advisory has appointed leader Richard Gwilym as its permanent managing partner‍, while bringing in Melissa Wong and ‍Richard Hilliard as its new chief people and information officers.

Having led the public sector consultancy as interim CEO since its break away from PwC and formation last year, Richard Gwilym has now been confirmed as Sycne Advisory’s permanent managing partner, opening the door for a replacement chief executive who the firm expects to be in place by the second half of the year.

“Rich’s leadership has been central to our success during the transition and in the early stages of the business and we look forward to Scyne Advisory continuing to thrive with Rich in this role,” the firm stated, adding that Gwilym would take up the managing partner mantle once a new CEO was appointed.

Scyne Advisory completes line-up of executive leadership team

With incumbent Sarah Niederle also having now been entrenched as chief risk officer on a permanent basis, Scyne Advisory has now otherwise finalised its group leadership through the recruitment of Melissa Wong and ‍Richard Hilliard as respective chief people and chief information officers. Wong joins from MyHealth and Hilliard from My Plan Manager, with both bringing more than two decades of professional experience.

Prior to serving as chief people officer at medical centre network MyHealth, Wong spent more than a decade in senior talent & culture roles at Medibank, with an earlier stint at NAB. Hilliard has meanwhile held the CTO role at NDIS-support provider My Plan Manager for the past three and a half years, before which he gained financial services and digital leadership experience at Aussie and Macquarie Group.

As to the two incumbents, Gwilym spent more than two decades at PwC prior to crossing with approximately 120 partners to Scyne Advisory, latterly with a focus on government and public sector digital transformation projects based out of Melbourne, while Canberra-based Niederle joined the firm in 2007 before being elevated to partner in 2018.

The 11-person leadership team now consist of: Richard Gwilym, Kate Evans, Josh Chalmers, Emily Prior, David Sacks, Jamie Briggs, Nick Sutherland, Melissa Wong, Sarah Niederle, Richard Hilliard, and Brad Leahy.

“The finalisation of our leadership team ensures we have the right fundamentals in place to achieve our vision and deliver excellence in support of Australia’s public purpose,” stated ‍John Mullen, who was appointed as the board’s inaugural independent chair toward the end of last year.