INTRODUCING OUR

SPEAKERS

Date

19th November 2021

8:00 am – 4:30 pm AEST

Location

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Level 1 Foyer 1.3 &1.4, Meeting Room 105 & 106, 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf

Melbourne, VIC 3006

Australia

OUR SPEAKERS

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

As the grandson of Nelson and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Zondwa Mandela has inherited the responsibility of continuing his grandparents lifelong pursuit of equality, human rights, equal opportunity and social justice.


To this end, the Mandela Legacy Foundation was created to carry on these ideals and is charged with continuing to fight for these beliefs.


For more than 10 years, the Mandela Legacy’s mission has been to develop solutions and partnerships that can improve the lives of South Africans. Right now, the need has never been greater.

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Conference MC

We are delighted to welcome back Yvonne Adele as our Conference MC, following our successful and highly engaging ‘Futureproofing Procurement’ Conference in 2019. 

 

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Scott Alden

Partner

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

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Carl Daley

Managing Director

SavvyPlus Consulting

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Gordon Donovan

Intelligent Spend Evangelist

SAP Ariba

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Madeleine Taylor

Strategic Client Manager

JLL

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Cameron McKenzie

CEO

ASPIRE

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Sharon Morris

General Manager

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Australia & New Zealand 

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Ainslie Magness

GROW Manager

Give Where You Live

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Andrew Martin

Corporate Tutor

National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

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Silke Therhaag

Managing Director

Silke Therhaag Consulting

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We are working hard to procure 

speakers for the big day. Watch this 

space for announcements!

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We are working hard to procure 

speakers for the big day. Watch this 

space for announcements!

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We are working hard to procure 

speakers for the big day. Watch this 

space for announcements!

Listen to a preview of our speaker sessions:

GOVERMENT SPEAKER PANEL

We are working hard to procure the best panel of speakers for the big day. Watch this space for announcements!

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WHAT DELEGATES SAY ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Vanessa Di Pietro

The Northcott Society

Engaging and very informing regarding topics that are relevant to every procurement professional and team in Australia.

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

Leah W. Mwaura

Darebin City Council

Relevant, empowering & very informative.

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

Wayne Crowley

TAFE Gippsland

Excellent presentations and speakers. Worth it for the networking, ability to speak with some key vendors and quality of some of the presentations.

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

Georgie Christopher

Casey City Council

The 2019 PA Conference was a mix of inspiring speakers and networking from both private and government procurement leaders.

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

Michelle O'Dowd

Samsonite Australia

The PA conference is a must attend event, with exceptional content and excellent speakers in a fantastic venue.

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

Madeleine Taylor

YMCA Canberra

The Procurement Australasia conference is the best procurement conference I have attended (and I have been to over 50 in Australasia in the last few years as a delegate, exhibitioner and speaker).

attending

Futureproofing Procurement Conference

23 August 2019

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Scott Alden

Scott Alden is a tendering and procurement expert in both the public and private sectors across all industries, providing advice to government and non-government in commercial transactions and projects of all kinds.

With long term Procurement Management secondments at the Sydney Catchment Authority and State Transit Authority under his belt, Scott is well-positioned to provide essential tips and learnings on the legislation of Modern Slavery.


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Carl Daley

Carl leads the out-sourced energy category expert team for Procurement Australia, introducing Progressive Procurement portfolios and long-term renewable Power Purchase Agreements; as well as fixed price for fixed period tenders. 

 

He possesses extensive experience in the energy market after having joined the industry when deregulation began in Victoria in 1995. Over the years, Carl has been active in the wholesale market leading wholesale energy trading teams, and since 2003 has been advising large organisations in the management of energy procurement, cost and risk management. 

 

 

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Gordon Donovan

Having over 30 years of procurement experience leading transformations and establishing functions to deliver enterprise-wide value, Gordon is recognized as a leader in the industry. He is both a Fellow of CIPS and a council member of World Commerce & Contracting.


Gordon has extensive experience in developing frameworks, processes and governance, ensuring world-class procurement outcomes are achieved. He is recognised as a thought leader within procurement and a sought-after speaker, writer and presenter.


 

Madeleine Taylor

Madeleine Taylor has 10 years of experience in procurement across a range of contexts – delivering procurement processes, designing and delivering procurement training for leading organisations across Australasia, and strategic procurement planning, governance and reporting. Madeleine will be sharing some of JLL’s key strategies along with her own experiences in her session focusing on Social Procurement.

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Cameron McKenzie

With decades of experience in the construction industry, Cameron has a deep understanding of the manufacturing and engineering sectors. With that foundational knowledge, Cameron is now the CEO of ASPIRE- an online marketplace for business waste exchange. 

 

Cameron is passionate about creating solutions for a sustainable future, with a focus on circular procurement and supply chains and reducing the waste in the construction and manufacturing industries.

 

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Sharon Morris

Sharon has over 20 years of experience in managing a wide range of projects in Australia and overseas. Sharon believes procurement and supply is intrinsically placed to be a real change agent and driver for the greater good.


Issues such as modern-day slavery, sustainability and ethics are core not only for the profession but also for the wider society to address.

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Ainslie Magness

Ainslie currently drives core relationships with major construction projects in the G21 region regarding Social Procurement Framework (SPF) requirements.

 

A procurement leader having managed a companywide procurement function of $120M, Ainslie’s experience spans tender development and social procurement plans with Government Buyers to helping businesses understand how to achieve their targets. Having worked within large and complex organisations, SMEs and Victorian Government across travel, print management, telecommunications, marketing and human resources; and experienced in both the buyer and supplier side of the SPF through all levels of the procurement process, Ainslie works through the tender phase with the Government Buyer guiding the Tier One builder and supply chain to ensure inclusive employment outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians are achieved via the procurement process.

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Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin has worked extensively as an Executive Coach, Presenter, MC, Facilitator, Role Player and Corporate Trainer. Andrew studied drama and media at Rusden College (now Deakin University) then attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), graduating in 1980.  


Andrew will be hosting the Awkward to Awesome Networking session at our Conference, which aims to highlight unique skills that can make networking not only a pleasurable experience but an invaluable part of your business practices. 

Silke Therhaag

As a leading expert in Local Government procurement, Silke delivers up to date advice and consulting services in all areas of procurement. Her facilitative approach has assisted many business units, leaders and councils to deliver benefit-driven procurement outcomes in addition to ensuring all the compliance and probity boxes are ticked.

Being passionate about the reinvention of procurement, Silke is collaborative and creative in her approach to deliver positive change in what has historically been considered ‘a very dry space’. With her genuine enthusiasm for improving procurement outcomes and processes Silke brings real-world experience, deep insight and humour along with a pragmatic approach to getting the job done. 

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