CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards - Update: 27 May 2020

New dates announced - CIPS Australasia Conference, 2-3 August 2021.

We’re pleased to announce that CIPS Australasia Conference, which was previously postponed, has been moved to 2-3 August 2021. Thank you for your continued support. Keep checking back on the website for the latest event developments.

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Head of Procurement, Volkswagen Group Australia
Wednesday 17 July – 16:20
Panel discussion: The evolving value proposition  of procurement across today’s business

David Bygrave is the Head of Group Procurement, leading a team of procurement business partners for both Volkswagen Group and Audi Australia.

Volkswagen Group Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles and the largest carmaker in Europe.

David is from a non-conventional background for a procurement professional, originally being from the sales and marketing side of business before making the shift to finance and procurement within his last organisation, Lion Pty Ltd. As a result David brings to the procurement, space a differing perspective and view. He is passionate around elevating his team’s abilities in internal business partnering to become a more strategic orientated function. In doing, so reshaping perceptions of what procurement’s role is within the business.

Originally, from New Zealand, David moved to Australia around 4 years ago to work in procurement roles across both the FMCG and Automotive industries.