We hold events in each region throughout the year. Organised by procurement professionals, for procurement professionals, these events facilitate networking and help build the local procurement community, whilst also providing bite sized portions of knowledge.
CIPS local events are a great opportunity to raise your company's profile within the procurement community! If you are interested please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair: Barry Lacy
Vice Chair: Paul Thomas
Strategic Sourcing Coordinator, Suzlon Energy Australia
Paul has been at Suzlon since March 2010 and previously held various procurement roles with businesses like BAE Systems, British Energy including a senior procurement role within Melbourne Water. He holds an Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree.
Email Paul at email@example.com
Trevor Belski Operations and Constructions Contracts Advisor - TRUenergy
Prior to his current role, Trevor was contracted to CPA Australia as the ICT, and Learning & Development, Category Manager. He was a founding Director of Appian Procurement Services and has +40 years business experience including 5 years managing his own consulting business.
Pam Gooden: V/Line Passenger Services
Corporate Services Manager at V/Line since 2005, during which time Victoria has experienced the greatest investment in public transport in over 5 decades.
Previously held roles with WMC Resources including strategic sourcing and process improvement.
Peter Curcio: IBM Australia
Stuart Smith: Head of Facilities Management & Property - Xchanging
As Head of Xchanging's customer portfolio of Facilities Management and Property categories in Australia, Stuart leads a team of procurement professionals engaging with multiple customers to develop outsourcing solutions which will support the optimal use of those property assets.
Mark Franke: Coles Procurement Services
Steve Kennedy: Procurement Manager - Fosters Group
Responsible for strategic category management of a number of key IT commodities for Foster’s Group including Telecommunications and IT consultancy services.
Steve has previously worked for other companies such as IBM, Ford and Bosch in various procurement and technical capacities.
Luke Tindale: Senior Consultant - Blue Star Group (Audits and Reviews)
Luke works with Procurement and Category Managers to review and improve print related supply chains. Specific focus is on - Simplification, Cost Reduction, Rationalisation, Process Improvement, Integration, Transparency and e-tools.
The committee is looking for expressions of interest from CIPS Australia members interested in raising the profile of the procurement profession in our region.
The committee assists CIPSA in meeting its goal of helping procurement professionals excel - via practical skills development, career enhancement and networking opportunities. The committee's work is aimed at ensuring value in your CIPS Australia membership.
The committee would like to hear from those people who are able to actively participate and provide a valuable contribution to the committee's activities.