Tod has been involved in commercial and operational leadership and advisory roles for the past 15 years, with the two most recent roles having a significant strategic procurement transformation focus.
Prior to his current role Tod has held senior positions across both public and private sector in both sales, procurement and business leadership and development, cementing himself as a key trusted advisor. It is fair to say Tod has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly from the perspectives of both a procurement practitioner and a supplier.
His career began in in the mid 90s with a sales and marketing role within a private defence contractor, a role which would eventually lead to an 8-year diplomatic career including a diplomatic posting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Passionate about what a modern procurement function can offer a business in terms of practical and strategic business advice and support. Tod considers himself a procurement “champion”. He took up the opportunity to help further shape and entrench the profession and support the next generation of talent by joining the Wellington CIPS committee in 2014. He took over the Wellington Chair role in 2015 and shifts to the National Chair role in 2017. Tod is very proud of what the Wellington Committee and the wider Wellington procurement community have done to build the procurement profile, and in his new role is looking forward to supporting the Auckland and Christchurch regions in their growth too.