2018 Speakers


Cath Hill MBA

Cath Hill MBAGroup Director, CIPS

Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 and is responsible for a global portfolio that encompasses CIPS’ ex...

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Chontelle Kelly

Chontelle KellyChontelle Kelly, Supply Chain Next Gen Graduate, Nestle

As a millennial, Chontelle Kelly has a keen interest in improving the standardisation and automation of key processes within businesses, and c...

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Christopher Browne

Christopher BrowneGlobal Procurement Lead, World Bank

Christopher Browne is the Lead Procurement Specialist at the World Bank, responsible for the Bank’s Industry Engagement Program. Prior to this&#...

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Dr Danny Samson

Dr Danny SamsonProfessor of Management, University of Melbourne

Dr Danny Samson is Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne, where he heads the Operations and Supply Chain Management group. He has...

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Dr Liming Zhu

Dr Liming ZhuResearch Director, Professor School of CSE, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Dr/Prof. Liming Zhu is a Research Director at Data61, CSIRO. He is also a conjoint full professor at University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is t...

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Gerry Walsh FCIPS

Gerry Walsh FCIPSGroup CEO, CIPS

Born in Northern Ireland, Gerry has spent most of his working life in England, France and the U.S. He started his career in 1978 in the supply...

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Glenn Johnston FCIPS

Glenn Johnston FCIPSDirector of Procurement, Transport for NSW

Glenn Johnston has over 25 years' experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and...

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Gordon Donovan

Gordon DonovanGroup Director, Procurement & Supply, Epworth HealthCare

A sought after speaker, writer and presenter, Gordon is also a licensed SDI ™ facilitator and vastly experienced trainer in procurement. Gor...

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Hannah Bodilly FCIPS

Hannah Bodilly FCIPSHead of Strategic Sourcing Transformation, Bank Of Queensland

Hannah is an experienced International Head of Procurement with tenure at Blue-chip companies such as Ford, Reckitt Benckiser and Macquarie Bank w...

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Jason Timor

Jason TimorDeputy CEO, Supply Nation

Jason is a proud Badu Island man from the Torres Strait Islands and an accomplished professional who has provided consultancy services for some of the...

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Jennifer Morris

Jennifer MorrisNon-Executive Director, Fortescue Metals Group

Ms Jennifer Morris was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group in November 2016. Ms Morris is a former Partner in the Consulti...

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Jenny Stanger

Jenny StangerAnti-Slavery Specialist

As a co-founder and staff person at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) in Los Angeles, Jenny has worked as a case manager a...

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Joanne Toon

Joanne ToonPrinciple Category Manager, Ministry of Social Development New Zealand

Jo’s career started on the dark side in an IT Sales team in the UK. Fortunately, she saw the light, moving to New Zealand and starting in a ...

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Kate Murray

Kate MurrayProcurement Analytics & Performance Manager, SA Power Networks Process and systems

Kate is an experienced Procurement leader with a detailed knowledge of best practice stakeholder relationship management, supply management, ...

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Kelly Irwin

Kelly IrwinHead of Procurement, Holcim

Kelly is Head of Procurement for Australia and New Zealand for Holcim, part of LafargeHolcim, a global construction materials company. Kelly i...

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Lisa Brock

Lisa BrockGroup Chief Procurement Officer, Qantas

Lisa Brock the Qantas Group Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for leading and transforming the procurement function. Prior to this role, ...

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Luke Tindale

Luke TindaleChief Operating Officer, Finsbury Green

Appointed as COO in 2014, Luke he has been in the printing industry for over 20 years. He has worked with many procurement and category managers t...

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Mike Blanchard

Mike BlanchardDeputy Chief Executive Operations, The Tertiary Education Commission

Mike is currently Deputy Chief Executive Operations (COO) for the Tertiary Education Commission in New Zealand. His team delivers the funding, inv...

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Peter Curcio

Peter CurcioChief Procurement Officer, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Over 20 years’ experience in Procurement transformation, Offshoring, Strategic Sourcing and Vendor management with a number of leading blue ...

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Peter Morichovitis

Peter MorichovitisChief Procurement Officer, Gold Coast City Council

Peter Morichovitis is a highly accomplished Procurement and Supply Chain leader with diverse experience across the resources, manufacturing and go...

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Sandra Nagels

Sandra NagelsHead of Procurement, Australia Post

Sandra Nagels has been working within Procurement for over 15 years and has experience in a range of different industries that include automotive,...

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Scott McNeice

Scott McNeiceCategory Manager Procurement, Corporate Services

Scott McNeice has been working within the area of Procurement for 15 years. Since 2012 Scott has managed key Categories such as Professional Services&...

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Tanya Harris

Tanya HarrisGlobal Manager Procurement, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Tanya Harris is a sustainable sourcing and procurement professional with 15+ years in the private and development sectors. At The Fred Hollows Foundat...

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Thomai Veginis

Thomai VeginisChief Procurement Officer & Executive Director Supply Chain, Telstra

Thomai has been a Procurement professional for the past 20 years. During that time she has managed large procurement teams across Asia and Australia a...

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Tod Cooper

Tod CooperGeneral Manager, Australasia Surveillance and Intelligence, MDA

Tod is the General Manager, Australasia Surveillance and Intelligence, MDA Tod has been involved in commercial and operational leadership a...

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Zahra Seyedghorban

Zahra SeyedghorbanLecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, The Department of Management and Marketing

Zahra is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management and Marketing, and a Research Fellow in the Centre f...

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