Alice Bray entered procurement in 2017 under the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment procurement graduate programme. During this programme, she completed three secondments to various government agencies, gaining a breadth of experience across corporate, IT and social service procurement.
Since starting at NZTA in 2019, Alice has spearheaded agency-wide procurement analytics, working with third parties to produce reports across more than 2,600 contracts, correlate NZ$2.73bn of third party spend against contract data, inform strategic category plans and support a digitised contracts register. Alice’s ‘can-do attitude, rational insights and energetic approach’ resulted in her being seconded to a major (NZ$7bn) infrastructure programme, leading the social and sustainability outcomes workstream.
Alice consistently works above and beyond expectations, and as such is often described as ‘passionate, determined and resilient’. She is now a mentor for other young professionals, after recently championing procurement at the Victoria University of Wellington Careers Expo.
Having completed Level 4 CIPS in 2018 and working to gain MCIPS in November 2020, Alice is also active at leadership events: she was a key-note speaker on ‘conscious consumption’ at the 2019 NZ CIPS Conference.
Outside of work, Alice founded and manages ‘Consciousness’, a social media platform dedicated to inspiring people to choose ethical, sustainable suppliers and social impact initiatives.