SPEAKERS

Meet our 2019 speakers. More to be announced…

Coretta Bessi 

Head of Commercial Services, Westpac

Tuesday 16 July – 15:50
Panel discussion: Attracting the talent of tomorrow and defining the new face of procurement

Len Blackmore 

Chief Procurement Officer, Transport for NSW Group Rail

Tuesday 16 July – 14:00
Regional analysis – Evaluating procurement and supply management in the region against global benchmarks

Kylie Burke 

Procurement Manager, GWA

Tuesday 16 July – 15:50
Panel discussion: Attracting the talent of tomorrow and defining the new face of procurement

David Bygrave 

Head of Procurement, Volkswagen Group Australia

Wednesday 17 July – 16:00
Panel discussion: The evolving nature of procurement’s value proposition across today’s business

Professor Elizabeth Chang 

 Professor of Logistics, University of South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy

Wednesday 17 July – 14:30
Stream 3: Leveraging Blockchain and AI to create visibility and accountability throughout the supply chain

Phil Chalkley 

 Head of Procurement Program, Transdev Australasia

Tuesday 16 July – 15:20 
Chair – Q&A session: Embracing the digital world – how the fusion of technology and procurement will redefine the global marketplace
Wednesday 17 July – 15:00
Chair – Stream 3: Panel discussion: Measuring the success and benefits of public procurement policies in line with government objectives

Lucie Chami  

Chief Procurement Officer, Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday 17 July – 11:40
Panel discussion: Creating strategic synergies with suppliers – Turning transactional relationships into strategic alignments
Wednesday 17 July – 14:00
Steam 3 – Increasing your supply resilience and mitigating risk around inventory management
 

Tod Cooper 

 Procurement & Commercial Consultant 

Wednesday 17 July – 12:20
Panel discussion: Delivering effective change management throughout your organisation 
Wednesday 17 July – 14:00
Chair – Stream 1: Utilising BIG Data analytics to get the most out of your suppliers

Graham Crawshaw

Global Services Director, CASME
Wednesday 17 July – 14:00 
Chair: Stream 2: Case Study: Cost effective, sustainable, procurement strategies – how can you drive sustainable change through your organisation

Lisa Davis

Head of Procurement and Supplier Management, Spark New Zealand 

Wednesday 17 July – 12:20
Panel discussion: The evolving nature of procurement’s value proposition across today’s business

Georgie Farmer 

Sourcing Strategy & Operations, Microsoft Procurement

Wednesday 17 July – 16:00
Panel discussion: The evolving nature of procurement’s value proposition across today’s business

Amit Ghildyal 

 CASG, Department of Defence 

Wednesday 17 July – 14:30
Stream 3: Leveraging Blockchain and AI to create visibility and accountability throughout the supply chain

Stuart Green 

 Assistant Director, CASG, Department of Defence 

Wednesday 17 July – 14:30
Stream 3: Leveraging Blockchain and AI to create visibility and accountability throughout the supply chain

Rob Halsall 

Head of Procurement, Westpac New Zealand

Tuesday 16 July – 15:20 
Q&A Session: Embracing the digital world – how the fusion of technology and procurement will redefine the global marketplace

Karina Harris 

 Regional Head of Indirect Procurement, Asia Pacific, BP 

Wednesday 17 July – 15:00
On stage interview: Managing new and existing talent to drive inclusivity and reduce the skills gap

Lee Houlson 

Head of Commercial & Procurement Function, BAE Systems, Australia

Tuesday 16 July – 15:50
Panel discussion: Attracting the talent of tomorrow and defining the new face of procurement

Paul Howard

Assistant Chief, Joint Defence Services, New Zealand Defence Force
Wednesday 17 July – 14:00 
Stream 2: Case Study: Cost effective, sustainable, procurement strategies – how can you drive sustainable change through your organisation

Siju Johny 

Chief Procurement Officer, Transgrid 

Tuesday 16 July – 15:20
Q&A session:Embracing the digital world – how the fusion of technology and procurement will redefine the global marketplace

A.J. Karliner 

 Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Wednesday 17 July – 15:00
Stream 1 – Panel Discussion: Measuring the success and benefits of public procurement policies in line with government objectives

Ryan Kirgan 

Head of Procurement – Sourcing & Contract Management, Downer Group

Wednesday 17 July – 10:00
Looking beyond compliance: Unlocking competitive advantage and perpetuating change through the Modern Slavery Act in your organisation
Wednesday 17 July: 10:20
Q&A session: Taking a top down approach to the problem of modern slavery
 

Mira Korhoen – Low

Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Department of Finance Services and Innovation
Wednesday 17 July – 15:00 
Stream 1: Panel discussion: Measuring the success and benefits of public procurement policies in line with government objectives

Rebecca Loch 

Associate Director, Procurement, Johnson & Johnson

Wednesday 17 July – 11:10
Case Study: Achieving supplier diversity – building a robust supplier infrastructure that will extend your competitive advantage

Peter Munckton 

Chief Economist and Head of Market Strategy, Bank of Queensland

Tuesday 16 July – 13:05
Keynote Address: Global economic trend analysis and the future outlook for Australasian procurement in the next 5 years

Margaret Pearson

Chief Advisor Procurement, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Tuesday 16 July – 15:50
Panel discussion: Attracting the talent of tomorrow and defining the new face of procurement

Lynn Penny 

Group General Manager Procurement, Mirvac

Wednesday 17 July – 12:20
Panel discussion: Delivering effective change management throughout your organisation

Danny Samson 

Professor and Co-Editor in Chief, Operations Management Research, University of Melbourne

Tuesday 16 July – 15:00
Research presentation: Digitalisation in procurement and supply
Tuesday 16 July – 15:20 
Q&A Session: Embracing the digital world – how the fusion of technology and procurement will redefine the global marketplace

Teresa Scott 

 Executive Director, Australian Construction and Procurement Council 

Wednesday 17 July – 15:00
Stream 1 – Panel Discussion: Measuring the success and benefits of public procurement policies in line with government objectives

Zahra Seyedghorban 

Lecturer, Operations/Supply Management, University of Melbourne 

Tuesday 16 July – 15:00
Research presentation:Digitalisation in procurement and supply 
Tuesday 16 July – 15:20 
Q&A Session: Embracing the digital world – how the fusion of technology and procurement will redefine the global marketplace

Fraser Stowers 

Executive Manager, Procurement, IAG

Wednesday 17 July – 15:00
Stream 3 – Case Study: Automating Purchase to Pay to increase efficiency and create a better customer journey

Ken Tuke 

Chief Procurement Officer, Public Transport Victoria

Wednesday 17 July – 12:20
Panel discussion: Delivering effective change management throughout your organisation

Stephen Turner 

Group Procurement Manager, Westfarmers

Wednesday 17 July – 11:40
Panel discussion: Creating strategic synergies with suppliers – Turning transactional relationships into strategic alignments

Greg Walsh 

 Director, Winya 

Wednesday 17 July – 11:10
Case Study: Achieving supplier diversity – building a robust supplier infrastructure that will extend your competitive advantage

Ellie Warren 

 Director, Account Management MNC/G for Australia and New Zealand, Egencia, Expedia group 

Wednesday 17 July – 14:00
Stream 1 – Utilising BIG Data analytics to get the most out of your suppliers