KEN TUKE

Biography

Chief Procurement Officer, Public Transport Victoria
Wednesday 17 July – 12:20
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With a career spanning some of the Victorian Government’s most interesting procurement programs, Ken joined PTV in 2016 after a procurement career in Justice, the Victorian Police Service and Health Department.

In Ken’s new role at PTV he has redesigned the  Procurement Framework after a substantial brush with the IBAC. This included a more intuitive and easy to use framework and included the introduction of greater governance  and faster turnaround times. He has also introduced an E Procurement solution for PTV.

In my time in the justice sector I procured firearms, uniforms, and bulletproof vests and negotiated the procurement of security services to protect courthouses and the judiciary. In the health sector I bought everything from vaccines for children to accommodation for quarantined individuals.

“As a procurement specialist, you go where the work is. At the moment there is a lot of procurement going on in public transport. That’s why, for me, PTV was an employer of choice; public transport is a portfolio where there is opportunity to deliver the great value for money outcomes for Victorians.”