The Nitschke Group is a team of experienced, dedicated, professionals and talented people who strive to ensure our customers expectations are exceeded by our consistently safe and efficient service delivery.
We’re guided and directed by a highly experienced and energetic management team, comprised of seasoned professionals who understand both the needs of our customers and the infield challenges faced by our crews.
Our carefully selected site personnel are dedicated and experienced professionals who are able to maintain our high standards of professionalism and comply with all contractual requirements with respect to safety and site procedures. The skills and knowledge of our people ensure safe, efficient and productive field operations.
Proven Management Capability
Jonathan Nitschke Managing Director
After commencing his career in 1989 with his father’s company, John Nitschke Drilling (JND), Jonathan progressed through the ranks of Driller, Supervisor and General Manager before assuming the role of CEO in 2005. In this capacity he successfully grew and diversified the business to help it become one of Australia’s leading drilling service providers. He is a respected and skilled leader with strong technical expertise in Mineral, Oil & Gas, Unconventional Gas and Hydro Drilling.
Following the successful sale of the family business JND in 2012, Jonathan founded the Nitschke Group, with operating business – Nitschke Energy. He has been a Director of the Australian Drilling Industry Association since 2008 and was President from 2012 – 2015.
Travis has over 13 years Drilling, HSEQ, HR and Training experience in the Drilling and Well Servicing Industry.
Travis has previously held senior roles with some of the largest companies in these sectors, including Boart Longyear, Foraco International and JND.
Having worked in the exploration, coal seam gas and workover industries for more than 22 years Ralph has a wealth of experience.
This experience both in Australia and overseas includes managing and maintaining equipment, training staff and commissioning new equipment. Research and development with a view to improving quality, efficiency and safety is a specific focus.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 12 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, including roles with Ernst & Young, an ASX-listed investment company and as CFO of a mining services business, Matt brings extensive knowledge to his role within the Nitschke Group.
He also hold directorships with several privately held businesses and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.