Certatech people are our strength. We attract and value people who are intellectually curious, who demonstrate integrity and empathy, and who hold themselves accountable to their clients and their peers.

We continually strive to be the employer of choice in the professional services sector, and through our training, coaching and mentoring opportunities we encourage the development of all our people.

Certatech people have a shared commitment to our forthright values and distinctive culture. We are experienced, driven, and accountable.

  • We bring significant industry experience, insight and depth of knowledge to each engagement.
  • ‘Driven to deliver’ is our mantra. We are committed to achieving the best outcomes, are passionate about delivery excellence, and always look to add value.
  • We take full ownership and accountability of the deliverables for which we’ve been engaged.
  • Werner Spies Connect On LinkedIn

    Werner Spies

    Managing Director, CMC Group

    An accountant by qualification and an entrepreneur by experience, Werner knows how to take the right risks and make them count.

    He started 30 years ago as a trainee with PWC. Some bold career moves then took him from South Africa to Australia, to where he is today, as the founder of CMC-Group, CharterMason, Combined Design Engineers and Comparex Australia. He has worked with LogicaCMG, EPI-USE, CharterMason and now CMC-Group.

    Werner’s business acumen is razor sharp – from spotting a gap in the market to creating a new practice and using that practice to create value for clients. His definition of professional services is an offering to a client that goes beyond the ink on the contract. He specializes in practice strategy, design, leadership and execution, and introducing and operating network-based organizational models.

    Werner takes a keen interest in sports, personally enjoys golf and tennis, and has a passion for travel and the study of human behaviours.

  • Peter Grigg Connect On LinkedIn

    Peter Grigg

    Managing Partner

    Peter is an energetic and highly motivated Managing Partner with significant experience in building and leading high performance teams in the information technology and telecommunications market.

    Peter joined Certatech in mid-2009, and is a very experienced Senior Executive with over 35 years of experience in the Australian telecommunications industry. After starting his career at Telecom Australia / Telstra and undertaking a wide range of roles across that organisation, Peter has since held a number of senior Sales & Marketing roles in the IT & T industry.

    Peter holds a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting from Monash University, and has also completed a number of Sales Excellence and Leadership courses, including at the London Business School.

  • Mark Robinson Connect On LinkedIn

    Mark Robinson

    Partner and Telstra Client Executive

    Mark is our Telstra Client Executive, focused directly meeting the needs of our clients throughout Telstra.

    Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He has worked for tier one telecommunication service providers such as Telstra and Optus, and for multinational vendors including Siemens, Nortel and Ericsson.

    Mark has worked in hands-on technical roles across multiple technologies and in management roles both locally and internationally. He brings a well-balanced understanding of technologies and people management to his current role.

  • Joe Aglieco Connect On LinkedIn

    Joe Aglieco

    Partner and Sales Directror - Non-Telstra and International

    Joe has over 15 years experience in Information Technology and Telecommunication industries. He has successfully delivered many large and complex programs containing multiple streams of work, including engineering, network, IT and business initiatives.

    During his career, he has managed and implemented strategic business initiatives for organisations, as well as managed business and program activities that require new modes of operations for complex projects post implementation. Before Joe joined Certatech, he worked for companies such as SingTel Optus, Motorola and Telstra.

    Joe has managed large teams to deliver business initiatives from conception to development and integration, and make the initiatives operational. Joe’s capability to deliver projects comes from his leadership, ability to manage scope and his approach to proactively managing risks.

    Joe has a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management.

  • Pam Dennis Connect On LinkedIn

    Pam Dennis

    Sales Operations

    Pam joined the Certatech team in January 2009. Her strengths lie in her ability to work under pressure, multi-task and cut through uncertainty to get results. Pam works across the Certatech business to sales and administrative support to our teams and staff.

    Pam has spent 32 years in Secretarial, Personal Assistant and Executive Assistant roles. During that time , apart from all the tasks involved in managing an Executive of a company, her roles have crossed over into Office Management, Events Management and Office relocations. Pam has worked for companies such as Telstra, HP, Standard Chartered Bank, Cadbury Schweppes, and BP Australia.

    Pam spent five years as Owner / Franchisee of three sporting retail stores. During this time she also juggled family life with two small children.

    Pam’s biggest achievement to date is her most recent success at Certatech in obtaining our Quality Management System Certification across three sectors: Quality, Safety and Environment.

    Pam holds a Diploma of Management.

  • Manie Kritzinger Connect On LinkedIn

    Manie Kritzinger

    Partner and Product Delivery Manager

    Manie is Executive Director and is responsible for Certatech’s Telstra Business.

    Manie is a skilled, experienced and accredited Program Manager with over 15 years local and international experience, and held senior Program and Project Management as well as senior Engineering roles with Telkom South Africa, PQ Networks and Nortel before he joint Certatech.

    Manie has an extensive track record in the successful delivery of large and strategically important programs and projects. He uses his leadership, interpersonal skills and his knowledge and experience in the effective application of program and project management tools, practices and methodologies to achieve desired outcomes.

    Manie holds a B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering and a B.Com Hons degree in Business Management. He is a Professional Engineer and a registered Project Manager (Reg.PM) at the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

  • Nick Martin Connect On LinkedIn

    Nick Martin

    Partner and Client Delivery Manager

    Nick is a senior project manager with over 10 years of experience in the Australian telecommunications industry. After starting his career at Nortel, Nick has been a part of Certatech since the start of 2006. Following a number of significant project management roles delivering network infrastructure projects, Nick has held senior program management roles with operators and vendor organisations alike.

    After starting his career as a wireless network design engineer, Nick’s experience includes engineering, customer support, product marketing and program management. Nick has a proven track record of delivering strategic projects under challenging conditions. He has proven his excellent interpersonal skills and is adept at managing stakeholders, team members, customers and vendors.

    Nick holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Engineering and Political Science. He has also completed a Diploma in Project Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Managers.

  • Richard Law Connect On LinkedIn

    Richard Law


    Richard is a Partner and Program Manager at Certatech, providing leadership and mentoring to his surrounding team and junior associates. Richard works directly with client project teams and also identifies and advises on new technology initiatives.

    Richard has a technical engineering background, starting his career at Telstra as a radio engineer. Richard went on to join Nortel Networks as part of their Global Trials team, working overseas for 2 years. On his return to Australia in 2006, Richard joined Certatech and program managed the Core Network build for Next G. As a direct result, the Next G network was launched successfully less than 12 months later. Richard has continued to work closely with Telstra, managing core upgrades to Next G to achieve world first 21Mbps and 42Mbps services.

    Richard has a high-energy leadership style with strengths in logical thinking, problem solving, stakeholder management and attention to detail. Richard holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Information Technology and Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1st Class Honours), and a Diploma of Project Management.

  • Tim Bates Connect On LinkedIn

    Tim Bates

    Partner and Project Manager

    Tim is an experienced and energetic project manager, leading the analysis, planning, establishment, execution and closure of cutting edge telecommunications projects. Tim consistently delivers successful outcomes on time and on budget for Certatech’s clients.

    Tim specialises in project and program governance structures, leadership and management (PMI, PRINCE2, AGILE), planning and delivery, stakeholder management and communications. When required, Tim applies his considerable skills in project audit and assessment, stabilisation and recovery to ensure the best possible outcomes for the client organisation.

    As a project leader, Tim’s strength is in establishing clear and simplified processes and mobilising his team to deliver. Tim maintains focus on delivering a high quality outcome that exceeds customer expectations. At the same time he ensures his team is motivated and rewarded and that the project is delivered on time and within budget.

    Tim holds Bachelors Degrees from the University of Melbourne in Engineering (Hons) and Commerce.

  • Tim Wilson Connect On LinkedIn

    Tim Wilson

    Partner and Training Practice Lead

    Tim is a Partner and Training Manager at Certatech, working with our training leads and clients to design and deliver training that ensures the overall success of each project. Tim has a background in instructional design, technical communication, business analysis and team management in the systems integration and financial services industries.

    Tim specialises in defining and delivering large and complex training programs, incorporating vendor-supplied training, custom-built training, elearning, face-to-face and web-based facilitation, performance support documentation and other learning resources.

    Tim leads the training practice at Certatech and manages delivery quality, client satisfaction, continuous improvement and capability development. Tim has an open and collaborative style that leverages the skills, experience and creativity of the entire training team.

    Tim holds a Cert IV in Workplace Assessment and Training, and is completing a Diploma of Management.