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

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Young Talent – Hastings Deering Australia

WINNER: YOUNG TALENT

WINNER: Ashleigh Turner

Ashleigh Turner’s talent was spotted by Geoffrey Brown, chief financial officer at support and parts distribution services company Hastings Deering, when she regularly stepped beyond her administrative role. Starting as a branch personal assistant, she joined the group procurement team and in less than three years had moved from analyst to senior category manager in a major transformation project. Loving all things procurement, Turner’s motto is ‘Don’t waste time or money’. She showed her leadership skills on the Blackwood Aggregator Program, consolidating 500 industrial consumable vendors to one provider, saving more than 15% and increasing partnering to boot. As well as investing in her own development, she chairs Hastings Deering’s Change Network of 25 leaders across the business. Internal plaudits are plentiful, with C-suite executives praising her determination, drive to better herself, ability to create mutual value initiatives and integrity beyond her limited experience. A first-class young leader.

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