SPEAKERS

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS

Jonathan Dutton FCIPS

Chief Executive at PASA and Conference MC

A seasoned general manager and business leader with 35 years hands-on leadership experience in several industries, appointed as CEO of PASA in December 2020 after seven years working as an independent management consultant on both sides of the negotiating table – procurement and sales. Previously founding CEO of CIPSA

 

Chris Clements MCIPS

Chris Clements MCIPS

Global Procurement Partner, KPMG - Sydney

Chris has over 25 years of global experience in leading and managing programs in multiple countries through transforming supply chain, procurement and supplier risk functions. His experience spans transformational change through organisational redesign, all underpinned by technology enablement to deliver sustainable bottom line improvements.

 Gordon Donovan FCIPS

Gordon Donovan FCIPS

Global Market Research Director, Procurement & External Workforce, SAP - Melbourne

Gordon is a procurement and supply chain leader with 30 + years’ experience in establishing and improving procurement functions, delivering enterprise wide procurement, category management and supplier management solutions and strategies and using technology to drive improvements.

Grant Clemens

Grant Clemens

AstraZeneca, Regional Procurement Director for Asia/Pacific

Grant has Over 20 year’s experience in regional procurement, business development, sales, operations management and manufacturing roles across Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and North America.
General management experience with full bottom line responsibilities.

Paul Rogers FCIPS

Paul Rogers FCIPS

Director, Paulrogers.pro - Melbourne

Paul is a thought leader and an experienced consultant with a track record of innovation and successful engagements developed over 35 years. Paul has worked in more than twenty countries and is an internationally acknowledged expert on procurement and negotiation.

As a consultant, Paul has a track record of leading consulting teams, winning work through stakeholder engagement and through completing bids, and in delivering successful assignments. Sectoral experience includes national government (in New Zealand), and in Australia Federal Government Departments, State Governments, Local Authorities, Defence, Universities, as well blue chip private sector clients, SMEs and third sector organisations. MCIPS in the 1990s, Paul is now FCIPS.

Robert Gottleibsen

Robert Gottleibsen

The Australian newspaper

Robert Gottliebsen AM writes daily commentary  for The Australian’s digital  and print publications plus monthly for the Eureka Report. 

 He has been commentating about business and investment for six decades.

In 2007 he joined with Alan Kohler and Steve Bartholomeusz to start Businessspectator.com.au. which  was purchased by News Corporation in 2012

Robert Gottliebsen started the Chanticleer column in The Australian Financial Review in 1974; was the founding editor of BRW magazine and spearheaded it for almost two decades.

He pioneered business commentary on the ABCTV  and on radio and has been Australian Journalist of  the year, a Walkley award winner  and was given a Lifetime achievement award by the Melbourne Press Club.

Drew Woodhouse

Drew Woodhouse

Partner, Bain & Co - Sydney

Drew Woodhouse leads Bain’s Asia Pacific Operations practice (manufacturing, procurement & supply chain).

He has more than 15 year’s experience leading large-scale operational transformations in capital-intensive industries.  Drew is at the leading edge of using digital dynamic routing to optimise supply chain footprint and flow

In addition to his focus on Operations, he has extensive experience in oil & gas, resources, manufacturing and private equity with an emphasis on organizational and change management issues. He also holds deep expertise in driving Bain Accelerated Transformations, as well as agile and scrum methodology.

Tom Zielinski

Tom Zielinski

Senior Director - Consulting & Services Leader ANZ at GEP Worldwide - Melbourne

Tom is currently a Senior Director for Strategy at GEP and is a management consulting and services executive with a focus on supply chain & procurement management, and digital transformation. His expertise ranges from supply chain transformation and strategy development through structural reform and leverage of advanced technologies to enable significant cost and service improvements.

Tom in his previous experiences has served varied industries, including process and discrete manufacturing, natural resources, telecommunications, retail & distribution, consumer products, financial services, and agricultural sectors.

Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Director, Sustainability Consulting APAC, Schneider - Melbourne

Delivering strategic decarbonisation and sustainability outcomes for the next generation of leading businesses supported by Schneider electric.

Henriette Kamfer

Henriette Kamfer

Procurement LEAD, APA Group - Adelaide

Henriette is an innovator and procurement thought leader. At her core is her ability to set up environments that stimulate creativity and the free flow of ideas that inspires others to change the world around them. She has worked with the APA Group over the past 4 years, where she has gained invaluable experience in leading highly effective buyer teams. Also in Australia, Henriette has delivered impactful procurement outcomes during her time at SA Power Networks and DPTI.

Kylie Adeniyi

Kylie Adeniyi

(Acting) Director, Social Value and Inclusion, Major Road Projects, Victoria Government - Melbourne

Kylie is a sustainability professional leading the Victoria government major roads project social procurement and inclusion programme.

Marcus Ward

Marcus Ward

Agile Coach & PASA Agile Lead

Marcus Ward is a deeply experienced Agile Business Coach, working for his own company, Twenty2Life – based in Perth WA – but also the LEAD agile coach in ANZ for PASA AGILE www.pasaagile.com

Dave Lunn MCIPS

Dave Lunn MCIPS

Director, BidWrite - Perth

David and Nigel Dennis formed BidWrite in 2008. BidWrite specialises in tender and proposal management services and is the largest full-time staffed tender and proposal management consultancy in Australia. David has been a procurement professional since 1987, working across Defence, minerals processing and oil and gas sectors. His experience spans capital project, operations and maintenance contracting and procurement. Since starting BidWrite, David has supported 100’s of organisations, across public and private sectors, through bid strategy development and persuasive writing support. He is also one of BidWrite’s trainers.

Damien Lester

Damien Lester

Damien Lester, Head of Procurement Services, Westpac Sponsored by Profectus - Sydney

Dale Burgess

Dale Burgess

Sales Director, VendorPanel - Melbourne

Dale Burges: Sales Director at VendorPanel, formerly Global Sales Director at Seabin Project, Cleaning the Oceans and Head of Alliances APAC at Basware – Dale has worked in Procurement for over 15 years. Dale is passionate about all aspects of sustainability – whether that’s in relation to cleaner environments, engaging Local, Social and Indigenous Businesses or sustainable procurement practices.

Mirko Kleiner

Mirko Kleiner

President of Lean-Agile Procurement Alliance, co-founder flowdays, Agile Enterprise Coach - Zurich, Suisse

Thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement , CIPS Award Winner 2018, international Speaker, Author, President of LAP Alliance, co-founder flowdays, Agile Enterprise Coach, Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer

 Mirko is credited as co-founder of Lean-Agile Procurement Alliance in Europe.

Jarad Nass

Jarad Nass

Group GM, Woolworths at Work - Sydney

Jarad has dedicated his career to complex B2B environments across multiple industries. He is an expert at driving a strategic agenda that not only delivers commercially for organisations, but is deeply rooted in purpose. A natural born leader with a passion for disrupting markets.

Now, being the B2B General Manager at Woolworths at Work, he dedicates his time to Sales & Digital Transformation, whilst navigating a team of over 200 employees balancing sustainable growth with team engagement and wellbeing.

Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron

Tech-enabled business strategist, Digital Transofrmation expert, successful author, consutlant & speaker

For over 17 years he has been leading a technology strategy consultancy and is an advisor to business leaders across the world and has worked with many of Australia’s largest organisations including Telstra, ASX, SAP and many universities and government agencies.

Mark Cameron is the only Australian, and the 225th person to be inducted into an exclusive group of specialists from around the world regarded as Certified Experience Economy Experts.

Mark teaches the Digital Transformation Masterclass in the Deakin University Executive MBA, and is member of Forbes Technology Council and was the digital strategy columnist for BRW for over 6 years.

Fleur Walsh

Fleur Walsh

Chief Commercial Officer, DP World Logistics Australia

Fleur Walsh is an experienced Strategic Logistics & Procurement Leader with 18 years’ experience here and abroad.  She is skilled in logistics, supply chain management, building strategic procurement teams, managing risk and improving the performance of international supply chains. She is passionate about people, processes and challenging the status quo to make a positive impact. Although she doesn’t have a crystal ball, she is good at looking around the corner and providing proactive insights in the aim to help solve the problems of tomorrow!

Ramon Dobb

Ramon Dobb

National Procurement Manager, Fulton Hogan

Ramon Dobb is the National Procurement Manager in Australia for FULTON HOGAN, the large NZ headquartered infrastructure, construction, roadworks and aggregate supplier company.

Fulton Hogan have a strong community purpose and doing “good work” over the long term, which includes their strong commitment to Sustainability and Indigenous communities.

Ramon is Co-Chair of Fulton Hogan’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and his background includes previous regional and national procurement roles at UGL and ExxonMobil.

Ben Fruin, MSc, FCIPS

Ben Fruin, MSc, FCIPS

Executive Director, Global Head of Direct Sourcing, CSL

Ben Fruin FCIPS is the Global Head of Direct Sourcing for CSL Group based in Melbourne and has worked at CSL for over 6 years. He is responsible for leading a team of Sourcing & Procurement professionals supporting all global material supply as well as contract manufacturing, new product introduction and global risk & vulnerability projects across the group. Prior to this, Ben worked at GSK in both India and the UK for almost five years. He is a fellow of CIPS.

Lesley Wardropper

Lesley Wardropper

Managing Director, PASA

Lesley spent over 10 years working for a regional brewer in the UK in various Management roles before working with several Government initiatives encouraging self-employment and promoting regional business development.

On moving to Australia she worked with her husband, Nigel Wardropper, founder and MD of btTB/PASA.  Following the sudden death of Nigel in October 2020, Lesley took over as Managing Director/Owner, with the aim of building upon the great legacy that Nigel left the procurement community.