Coretta Bessi – CPO, Ausgrid

Coretta Bessi is a well-recognised and highly respected Procurement thought leader.  Her previous executive experience spans across the mining industry with BHP Billiton, heavy manufacturing with BlueScope Steel and telecommunications with Australia’s National Broadband Network.

She has broad exposure having been engaged across the private sector and the public sector as a consultant and is sought after as a regular speaker at large Australia and APAC Procurement events.

Coretta is passionate about the professionalism of Procurement so has lectured for in excess of twelve years to university masters students.  Her other topics of interest are sustainable procurement, digital transformation and talent diversity across females and millennials.

Coretta is currently the Chief Procurement Officer of Ausgrid, Australia’s largest energy distributor.  Ausgrid has recently undergone a major privatisation (the second largest in Australia’s history) and is undergoing a major transformation to become more affordable, reliable and sustainable.