Meet our team of expert tender writing consultants

Doug Rutter

Managing Director and Founder

Doug’s career includes 36 years in a variety of senior roles including account management, investigations, consulting, sales, business development, proposals and tenders.

Doug founded Expert Proposals in 2017 specifically to bring industry best practice to organisations of any size and budget. 

Doug’s superpower is that he can see through the matrix when it comes to proposals and tender. He can tell you very quickly what is working and what can be improved.

Rebecca Skagestad

Senior Bid Manager

Over the course of her 20+ year career, Rebecca has responded to thousands of tenders.

An Australian who has lived in Australia as well as Norway for a decade, Rebecca has worked both remotely as a bid consultant supporting bid teams and consultants across the world, and in in-house bid management roles.

Rebecca has been working with us since 2018.

Ruth Mackenzie

Bid Manager

Ruth’s career includes 30 years working in proposal writing, copywriting, communications, editing and print.

For the last 10 years Ruth’s focus has been on bid writing and management, helping clients win tenders.

Ruth has been working with us since 2021.

Suz Chase

Project Coordinator

Suz provides project management support to clients on our many and varied projects.

Suz has diverse experience, having been a tradie business owner, worked for a state government department and been a bookkeeper.

She understands how businesses operate and has a keen eye for detail.

Suz has been working with us since 2021.

Rachel Baker

Graphic Designer

Rachel is our Graphic Design wizz.

When bespoke graphics are required we engage Rachel who always comes up with something special!

In addition to being a graphic designer, Rachel has also run a tradie business with her husband, and so totally gets how small trade businesses operate.

Rachel has been working with us since 2022.