Rob Halsal – Head of Procurement, Westpac

Rob Halsall is a career procurement professional with over 25 years domestic and international strategic procurement experience within Automotive Chemicals, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Tertiary and Financial Services companies. Hailing from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Rob commenced his procurement career in the UK before emigrating to Australia in 2005. After 11 years in Sydney, Rob moved to Auckland in 2016 to take up the role as Head of Procurement at Westpac New Zealand (WNZL).

Rob completed his MCIPS in 2001, Masters in Procurement in 2009 and received FCIPS in 2011. Rob obtained accreditation in Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Motivators and DISC (personal and organisational development) in 2016 and in 2018 Rob received the 2018 Ernst & Young New Zealand Procurement Professional of the year, Procurement Leaders – Asia Pacific Procurement Leader of the Year and the CIPS Australasia Procurement Professional of the Year.

Rob is passionate about procurement, giving back and further promoting the profession. Currently, Rob is a member of the Ernst & Young Procurement Excellence Forum (PEF) in New Zealand and a Board member of Drive Electric NZ.