COVID-19/Coronavirus

The CIPS Australasia Conference and Supply Management Awards will take place as scheduled on 29 - 30 July 2020 at ICC Sydney.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of CIPS) are following the current guidance from the local Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place as planned. Our priority during this time is the safety of our event attendees and our teams, and we will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and any potential impact on our event.

You can review Haymarket Media Group's Coronavirus Policy and booking term revisions for all CIPS events. If you have any questions, please contact us.

RYAN KIRGAN

BIOGRAPHY

Head of Procurement – Sourcing & Contract Management, Downer Group
Wednesday 17 July – 10:20
Looking beyond compliance: Unlocking competitive advantage and perpetuating change through the Modern Slavery Act in your organisation
Wednesday 17 July: 10:40
Q&A session: Taking a top down approach to the problem of modern slavery

Ryan is the Head of Procurement for Downer leading the team responsible for the sourcing and contract management across the Group’s $8bn spend.  Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities and with over 56,000 employees, are the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

 He has over 12 years’ commercial experience spanning a broad range of categories in the Infrastructure, Mining, Engineering, Construction, Rail, and Chemical industries working in Europe, US, Latin America and Australia. Ryan is currently spearheading Downer’s efforts to ensure compliance to Modern Slavery legislation and the establishment of a Sustainable Procurement framework.