2017 Speakers & Participants

Procurement and supply: Unlocking competitive advantage

In 2017 the conference tackled the issues facing the industry and provided practical help, together with the motivation and inspiration to help you play your part. 2017 speakers included:


Bruce Pain

Bruce PainChief Procurement Officer, Brisbane City Council

Bruce has recently been appointed as the Chief Procurement Officer at Brisbane City Council. In his new role, Bruce is accountable for leading the...

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Bryan Cook

Bryan CookDirector, Procurement & Supply Chain, KPMG Australia

Bryan joined professional services firm KPMG in February 2016 where he is director of Procurement & Supply Chain, a practice which forms part of t...

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Cameron Paice

Cameron PaiceRegional Vice President, SAP Ariba Australia & New Zealand

Cameron Paice is currently the RVP Australia & New Zealand for SAP Ariba, the world’s largest marketplace, powering commerce between million...

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Cath Hill

Cath HillGroup Marketing Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 as Marketing Director and is now responsible for a global portfolio t...

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Charlie Hollis

Charlie HollisProcurement Manager, SA Power Networks

A Procurement and Supply Chain leader with more than 19 years’ experience across multiple sectors in Operational, Strategic Procurement and Proc...

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Chris Helder

Chris HelderKeynote Speaker and Best Selling Author

Chris Helder is a high-energy master influencer who will force you to rethink all your interactions with others. He is a certified practitioner of Neu...

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Christian Lanng

Christian LanngCEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Tradeshift

Christian Lanng is the CEO, Co-founder and Chairman of Tradeshift. Christian started his first technology company at age 19 and was the youngest H...

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Craig Lardner

Craig LardnerPrincipal, Procurement Advisory Services

With a procurement career spanning 35 years, Craig’s roles have included Director of Procurement at George Weston Foods and Global Chief Procure...

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Dianne Turner

Dianne TurnerStrategic Procurement Lead in the Corporate Procurement group, Australia Post

Dianne Turner, Australia Post Dianne is a Strategic Procurement Lead in the Corporate Procurement group at Australia Post, with responsibi...

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Douglas Mitchell

Douglas MitchellVertical Lead, eBay Australia & New Zealand Pty Limited

eCommerce specialist, with over 10 years’ experience in various roles within the Retail industry. Currently helping Australia's General Merc...

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Hannah Bodilly FCIPS

Hannah Bodilly FCIPSHead of Strategic Sourcing, Enterprises Solutions, Banq of Queensland / Global Congress Representative Australasia

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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Heath Nelson

Heath NelsonCommunity Development Manager

Heath graduated from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Economics Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree (major Computer Science)...

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Jacqualin Baldwin

Jacqualin BaldwinCategory & Sourcing Manager, Telecommunications and Business Services, Vic Track

An experienced procurement leader who has spent the past 13+ years delivering IT, Telco, Indirect and Public Transport procurement, vendor...

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Jane Wagner

Jane WagnerDirector Trade Policy Section, Procurement Policy and Advice Branch, Department of Finance

Jane's current role is Director Trade Policy Section, Procurement Policy Branch, Technology and Procurement Division, where she is res...

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John Crickmore

John CrickmoreManaging Consultant, Commerce Decisions

For over thirty years he has supported clients in many public-sector organisations solving organisational and commercial problems, and more recent...

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Laura Berry

Laura BerryChief Executive Officer, Supply Nation

Laura was appointed CEO of Supply Nation in May 2015, having been involved with the organisation since its inception through her work with two fou...

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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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Marcus Lee

Marcus LeeStudio Director, Marcus Lee Design

In 1996, with fourteen years of design experience and a wide commercial network, Marcus made the decision to establish his own design studio. ...

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Mark Lamb

Mark LambGeneral Manager - Asia Pacific, CIPS

Mark is an executive manager who thrives when working in a team environment. His goal is to apply the expertise of CIPS along with his own passion fo...

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Murray Saylor

Murray SaylorProcurement and Sustainable Community Specialist, Tagai Management Consultants

Murray is the founder and managing director of Tagai Management Consultants. The company has close knowledge of supply chain and procurement processes...

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Nick Lardner

Nick LardnerCommercial Manager, Commercial Services, Westpac New Zealand

Nick gained his degree in commerce, supply chain management and business innovation from the University of Wollongong in 2014 before directly purs...

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Pauline Rolfe

Pauline RolfeProcurement Operations Manager, Accenture Australia

Pauline Rolfe is the winner of the 2016 CIPS Australasia Young Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the year Award. As a Value Architect withi...

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Peter Curcio

Peter CurcioChief Procurement Officer, ANZ Bank

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, City of Gold Coast

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

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Rajiv Biswas

Rajiv BiswasSenior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Economics & Country Risk group

He is responsible for coordination of economic analyses and forecasts for the Asia-Pacific region, contribution to the IHS global forecast, cl...

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Richard Peasgood

Richard PeasgoodManaging Consultant

Richard Peasgood MBA, MCIPS is Managing Consultant at Rowe Advisory, an Australian boutique consultancy specialising in strategy management...

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Ricky Barhawal

Ricky BarhawalCP Lead/Specialist - Shell

Ricky leads the tendering and contracting effort for engineering and integrity categories for Prelude FLNG, Shell’s flagship LNG project in West...

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Sam Walsh

Sam WalshCIPS President & Former CEO Rio Tinto

Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group. ...

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Simon Nash

Simon NashPractice Management Lead - Sustainable Procurement, ANZ Bank

Simon is an experienced indirect procurement specialist with leadership and change management skills. He is responsible for managing and coordinating...

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Stefan Gassner

Stefan GassnerPhD MCIPS, Procurement Practice Lead, Grosvenor Management Consulting

Dr Stefan Gassner leads Grosvenor’s procurement practice. Stefan works with his clients to transform their procurement function, manage high sta...

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Tod Cooper

Tod CooperActing General Manager and Chief Procurement Officer, W2

Tod is the Acting General Manager and Chief Procurement Officer for W2, a shared services function established by Whitireia and WelTec tertiary in...

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