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
KPMG - Sydney
Robert leads the Consumer and Food Sector including the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and agri-business sectors.
Robert is also leading the development of ESG client services in the Corporates sector including CPG, agri-business, retail, leisure, telco, tech and industrials.
He previously held the position of National Lead Partner – Food & Agribusiness. He successfully built a strong food and agri-business practice from scratch and placed KPMG as the number one professional services firm in the Australian food and agri-business sector. He continues to work in the industry in the capacity of SME, Project and Engagement Lead.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director, Sustainability Consulting APAC, Schneider - Melbourne
Delivering strategic decarbonisation and sustainability outcomes for the next generation of leading businesses supported by Schneider electric.
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.
(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.
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
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, Head of Procurement Services, Westpac Sponsored by Profectus - Sydney
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Supply Chain, Procurement, Coles
An established and experienced procurement leader with over 20 years specialising in transformation and delivering results to organisations in a broad range of sectors including;
Heavy industry, (Oil & Gas, Energy & Construction), Automotive, Banking & Financial Services and at organisations including ExxonMobil, Mercedes Benz, Energy Australia, Fulton Hogan and Macquarie Bank.
At Coles, Jane leads the procurement team responsible for Coles’ supply chains, including Supermarkets, International and e-Commerce (including last mile delivery).
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.
Walter D'Avolio MCIPS
VP Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Cochlear
Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions based in North Ryde, NSW Australia.
Part of the supply chain leadership team at Cochlear, Walter has spent over twenty years in operations, engineering, quality, and customer service roles, prior to his current procurement career.
Walter holds an MBA, Bachelor of Engineering, MCIPS and Certified Supply Chain Professional Certifications.
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.
Product Marketing Director, Ivalua
Procurement Chapter Area Lead, Telstra
Michael Morpeth is the procurement chapter area lead at Telstra based in Melbourne.
He has a rich experience in procurement having previously led the procurement team at ME Bank and been a senior procurement manager at NAB bank leading financial services direct procurement.
He holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne.