Speakers

  • Frances Atkins
    Co-Founder & Director, Givvable

    Session: Streamlining data collection to improve analytics and modelling to create long-term ESG success

    Frances is CEO of givvable, an AI-Powered Supplier Sustainability & ESG Platform for companies to identify and track credentials, attributes and actions of suppliers against their targets. The platform automates mapping of millions of data points to sustainability & ESG frameworks and reporting standards, including SDGs, GRI, SASB and TCFD. givvable is a member of the Impact Management Project’s (IMP) Community of Practice and partners of SAP.iO For Sustainability and Microsoft For Sustainability and Social Impact.

  • Else-Beate Bright
    Senior Director of Member Engagement, Australia and New Zealand, World Commerce & Contracting

    Session: Unlocking the future of digital procurement through engaging with emerging technologies

    Else Bright is an experienced Commercial and Contracts Management practitioner specialising in Defence and IT industries in acquisition, services and as-a-service contracting (buy and sell side) most recently working for BAE Systems’ Aircraft Sustainment and Training line of business in Williamtown.

    WorldCC, as an organisation, ‘believes in a world where all trading relationships deliver both social and economic Benefit’.

    Else Bright lives this ethos, an active member of WorldCC for many years, and a WorldCC Council Member in Australia representing Aerospace and Defence, Else commenced her role as Senior Director Member Engagement ANZ in April 2022.

  • Myla Bulaon
    Head of Procurement Strategy and Policy, iCare NSW

    Session: Panel Discussion: Talking best practice when it comes to maximising recycled and recovered materials in procurement

    Myla is a procurement professional who has experience in different sectors such as health, education, customer service and communities and justice. She has managed procurement categories including medical equipment, facilities management, waste and utilities, professional services, specialised fleet, and security and intelligence. Myla has a deep understanding of NSW government procurement policies and legislation impacting procurement. She has worked with CPOs in preparing strategies related to NSW Modern Slavery Act and development of sustainable procurement strategies. Myla was a member of the ISO20400 Mirror Committee and is currently leading a multi-agency initiative for circular economy in government uniforms and workwear.

  • Sarah Collins
    Head of Procurement, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Manufacturing Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. She has over 25 years procurement and supply chain experience in both local and Asia region roles within FMCG, Financial Services, Higher Education and Government, and is currently the Head of Procurement at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    A highly active member of the Australian procurement community, Sarah was a member of the NSW CIPS Committee from 2008-2021 and is currently a member of the ANZ CIPS Profession Steering Committee (CPSC). She also represented CIPS and the Australian practitioners on the Standards Australia Committee for the development and adoption of the new global standard ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement.

    Sarah is passionate about developing current and future procurement professionals and works closely with the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies on their postgraduate unit of study on procurement. She is also an active mentor and match maker for future procurement talent.

  • Sebastian Conley
    Sustainable Procurement Manager, Transurban

    Session: Panel Discussion: How to build a team that understands responsible sourcing

    Sebastian is the Sustainable Procurement Manager at Transurban, where he leads the work to strengthen and embed responsible business practises across Transurban’s operations and supply chains. 

    Sebastian has spent the past 15 years working with domestic and international supply chains managing social compliance and responsible sourcing, driving supply chain traceability, sustainable materials and working to assess and address modern slavery risks with some of Australia’s most well-known businesses including Country Road Group and David Jones.

    In early 2020, Sebastian was appointed as one of the inaugural members of the Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group, to advise the Australian Government on the development and implementation of the Commonwealth’s Modern Slavery Act legislation.

  • Emma Cooper
    Director of Policy, NSW Treasury

    Session: Panel Discussion: Talking best practice when it comes to maximising recycled and recovered materials in procurement

    Emma Cooper is the Acting Director, Policy with NSW Procurement. Her team is responsible for the NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework and developing whole-of-government procurement policies that deliver economic, social and environmental outcomes for NSW communities.

    Emma has more than 15 years’ experience as a procurement specialist focusing on program delivery, policy and governance including sector-wide procurement reform and benefits programs. She has a particular interest in finding ways to leverage procurement to create social and environmental impact and generate inclusive economic growth.

  • Ro Coroneos
    Head of Responsible Sourcing, Lendlease

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Ro is a lawyer, land economist and corporate governance professional with 30 years’ public and private sector experience in real estate and utilities sectors.

    Ro works in Lendlease’s global supply chain team, focusing on supply chain risk, human rights and modern slavery.

    Ro previously led the Social Strategy for Lendlease’s Barangaroo Project, which included the multi-award winning Barangaroo Skills Exchange, a ‘pop-up’ college with TAFENSW, which over the Project period upskilled over 11,000 construction workers.

    Ro also authored the Design for Dignity Guidelines, which are ‘Best Practice’ principles for inclusive design in commercial spaces, in collaboration with the Australian Network on Disability and the Westpac Group. The Guidelines won the (business category) of the 2016 Australian Human Rights Awards.

    Ro chairs the Property Council of Australia’s Social Sustainability Committee and is a member of the NSW TAFE Commission Board.

    “It will probably be the most time-effective way to make new industry connections, gain the latest insights and explore new opportunities for collaboration"

  • Sharyn County
    General Manager – Procurement, Property and Fleet, Jemena

    Session: Panel Discussion: How to build a team that understands responsible sourcing

    A career that has spanned more than 20 years in senior commercial roles across the energy, technology, engineering, construction, outsourcing and services industries. In addition to solid leadership skills, Sharyn brings to a passion for, and demonstrated ability to deliver transformation and sustainable outcomes across the business, procurement, commercial and contracting lifecycle. Sharyn is driven by making a difference to the procurement, commercial and contact management profession through involvement in mentoring and communities of practice enabling shared learnings and ideas to drive best practices and innovation. Motivated to build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and partners to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes along with a passion for people and creating an environment that fosters and enables success and achievement.

    Over the last 10 years held several senior leadership positions within the Jemena group, with the most recent being the Enterprise General Manager Procurement, Property and Fleet where responsibility includes managing a centralised procurement, property, supply chain, fleet and plant group delivering across the Jemena and Zinfra group of companies. Prior to this held the role of GM Commercial within EB Services (A Singapore Power Company) where responsibilities included leading all commercial and procurement requirements for the group including the development and implementation of technology sourcing strategies.

    Sharyn is an active supporter of the commercial and contracting space and is a member of the World Commerce and Contracting (Previously IACCM) Global Advisory Board and has previously held a number of Board positions for not for profit companies

  • Marjolein Dijkshoorn
    Head of Procurement – AUSPAC, QBE Insurance

    Session: Panel Discussion: Unlocking the positive impacts of ESG through developing and maintaining healthy markets and supplier relationships

    Marjolein is a proven procurement leader with extensive strategic and change delivery experience across Europe and Australia within leading organisations.

    She is Commercially driven procurement and supply chain management executive with strong toolkit across category management, source to contract, purchase to pay, supplier relationship management (SRM), modern slavery, and sustainable procurement. Marjolein is a strong presenter and results-focused empathetic leader of high performing teams who creates collaborative, fun and highly effective work environments across functions, seniorities, and cultures.

  • Stephanie Hall
    Executive Manager Sustainability, Group Procurement, Westpac

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Stephanie Hall is Executive Manager Sustainability Best Practice, Group Procurement at Westpac Group. As part of this role, she manages Westpac’s Responsible Sourcing Program. Stephanie has 15 years’ experience working in Procurement and Supply Chain across Financial Services, Transport, Government and Defence. Stephanie holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland and a Bachelor of Business from the University of New South Wales.

  • Tanya Harris
    Head of Sustainable & Ethical Procurement (Acting) | Principal Consultant, Edge Environment
  • Luke Harrison
    Head of Portfolios – Format Development and Facilities, Woolworths

    Session: Panel Discussion: How to build a team that understands responsible sourcing

    Luke has a passion for building diverse, high performing teams that help to solve complex challenges. Over his 16 year career in commercial and procurement roles across a number of categories, the importance of sustainability has had a huge influence on Luke's philosophy. Luke is currently the Head of Portfolios - Format Development and Facilities and his team are influencing a $3.3bn cost base to help deliver a world-class sustainability strategy for Woolworths Group.

  • Beverley Honig
    Director, and Co-Founder, First Nations Blockchain

    Session: Maximising the lifespan of products through implementing circular procurement strategies

    Named AFR/Westpac top Australia’s entrepreneurs, listed in Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame, Who’s Who of Business, recipient of Prime Minister’s International Trade Awards, and 2021 Stevie® Winner for Global Start Up of the year.
    Beverley is an experienced lawyer across multiple continents and Judge, Essential Services Commission Appeals, and Board Director of public, private and government organisations having had senior executive with responsibilities for asset portfolios worth over $4 billion. 

    As Chairman of Greenville Developments, the multi Award winning company that repurposes shipping containers into remarkable carbon neutral all purpose mobile units. With expertise as a technology entrepreneur, she is CoFounder of First Nations Blockchain, an Aboriginal Enterprise protecting provenance and cultural IP.
    As Chief Examiner of NewLaw subjects at Monash University, she brings an outstanding track record of establishing innovation and practice, and is the published author of 3 bestseller books.
    As Chief Executive of Honeylight Enterprises, a business improvement company that provides management training and named Westpac Bank’s top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow”, described by Deloitte as “Unlocking some of Australia’s $70 billion economic potential, Beverley produces management course, delivering over 20,000 programs globally.

    Beverley was named as one of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs in Westpac’s 100 Women of Influence, and counted amongst the top Innovators of the Year for 2021 Women in Digital.

  • Heath Jess
    Managing Director, Procurement Co

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Heath has 15+ years contracting and procurement experience in a wide range of sectors, including Government, Oil & Gas, Construction & Maintenance, Transport & Logistics, and General Goods & Services.

    Heath has managed all aspects of the procurement process and has demonstrated expertise in strategic sourcing, category management, stakeholder management, negotiation, probity, training, and post-award contract management.

  • Glenn Johnston
    Director, Procurement & Business Support, Infrastructure NSW

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Glenn Johnston has over 25 years’ experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is currently Director, Procurement and Business Support at Infrastructure NSW and is the CPO for the NSW Government Dept. of Premier and Cabinet Cluster.

    Glenn is a nationally recognised procurement expert and thought leader with a deep and proud passion for Indigenous business engagement. By helping Indigenous businesses grow and develop, Glenn firmly believes that this will lead to greater opportunities for Indigenous employment and a more inclusive economy.

    Glenn was the recipient of the 2016 Supply Nation Procurement Professional of the Year Award in recognition of his work developing and engaging Indigenous businesses. He is a Fellow (Chartered status) of CIPS and past Chair of the NSW Chapter of CIPS. He is also a member of the CIPS Australia and NZ Professional Steering Committee. Glenn is a Board Member and Deputy Chair of Supply Nation, a Board Member of the AIATSIS Foundation and, Director and Chair of NSW Aboriginal Land Council Employment & Training Ltd. known as Yilabara Solutions.

    Glenn is a Burramatta (Parramatta) man of the Dharug Nation of Greater Sydney and still lives on Dharug land in Glenhaven.

  • Sujata Karandikar
    Associate Director - Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, CBRE Asia Pacific

    Session: Panel discussion: Building a successful roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions

    Sujata is an Associate Director at CBRE, focused on Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Procurement across CBRE’s Pacific portfolio. She has over 12 years’ experience in sustainable procurement, supplier diversity and sustainability strategy roles, and has worked in national and multinational companies across a variety of industry sectors, including at Rio Tinto, Anglo American, David Jones and Origin Energy. Prior to joining CBRE, she was Senior Manager at boutique sustainability consultancy Point Advisory, where she worked with clients such Coles, Orica, Lion and Bank Australia on projects that included developing whole of company sustainability strategies, sustainable procurement strategies, sustainability reporting, modern slavery and human rights gap analysis, and supply chain decarbonisation.

    She has a strong interest in technology and innovation as an enabler to sustainable outcomes, previously co-founding tech start up Unscrabble in 2015, and raising seed funding through one of Australia’s big 4 banks and various venture capital investors.

    Sujata is a passionate advocate for diversity and representation, and has long believed in the power of procurement to create positive outcomes and address some of our biggest global challenges, including climate change, the biodiversity crisis and growing inequality. She currently serves as a member of Planet Ark’s Circular Procurement Working Group, and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply’s Victorian Committee.

  • Joanne Kennett
    Senior Manager - Social Procurement and Workforce Development, Transport for NSW

    Session: Panel Discussion: How to build a team that understands responsible sourcing

    Joanne is a social procurement professional, passionate about driving socio economic outcomes through the power of procurement. She has worked in procurement roles across multiple industries and multiple countries and has recently moved into a role at Transport for New South Wales. This role has provided her with the opportunity to leverage infrastructure investment to enable economic opportunities for diverse individuals, businesses and communities across New South Wales. Her work focuses on developing strategies for major projects to use their purchasing power to create local jobs and increase workforce skilling, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.

    Prior to Transport for NSW, she worked within one of Australia’s largest bank, Westpac, as its Senior Manager - Supplier Inclusion and Diversity, within the Procurement function promoting social and economic participation for diverse suppliers within its supply chain. She is also the current Social Traders Social Procurement Champion of the Year for her work in promoting social enterprises both externally and internally to Westpac.

  • Todd Kliendienst
    Director, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch, Australian Border Force

    Session: Combating modern slavery risks in business supply chains

    Todd Kliendienst has 30 years’ experience managing operational and intelligence teams from the tactical to the strategic level for the Australian Federal Government in border security, defence, national security and regulatory environments. This includes:

    • 15 years as an Army Intelligence Officer including 5 overseas operational deployments;
    • 5 years in the Australian Tax Office as a senior risk and intelligence analyst in the Serious Evasion area;
    • 4 years as a senior security adviser in the Defence Security Authority which included working with Defence Industry to understand security risks  and assisting with compliance with Defence security policy;
    • The last 6 years with the Department of Home Affairs in numerous roles as an Intelligence manager, including most recently as Chief of Staff to Intelligence Division; and
    • Recently appointed Director of the Business and Government Engagement Section in the ABF’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Branch.

    Todd is also an Indonesian speaker with extensive experience as an offshore interpreter with Defence.

  • Christel Martin
    Director Procurement Excellence, Transport for NSW

    Session: Developing an enforceable and transparent code of principles for suppliers and upstream supply chains

    Session: Panel Discussion: Developing a purpose-led procurement strategy to support local business and the community

    Christel Martin is the Director Procurement Excellence at Transport for NSW, with over 15 years of experience across procurement organisational transformation, commercial law, procurement policy development and implementation, procurement systems implementation, end to end category management and strategic vendor management. Christel has held roles in the private sector, Commonwealth Government and NSW State Government. Christel holds a Master of Laws from ANU, along with a double degree Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science from UWA.

  • Rachel McConville
    Supply Chain Integrity Manager, SEEK
  • Mark McKenna
    Global Sustainability Client Solutions Director, Arcadis

    Session: Measuring and enforcing real carbon reduction targets across your supply chain

    Mark leads NDY's Global Sustainability Group - a collective of highly skilled sustainability professionals that work across 5 continents to create leading sustainability outcomes for buildings, infrastructure, towns, and cities. He also has a key role in shaping the company’s sustainability approach, which includes overall responsibility for group performance and direct reporting into the company executive committee.

    Mark has deep experience in sustainable design and research-led solutions, with significant experience leading high profile sustainability projects & research programs across multiple market sectors, both in Australia and overseas.

  • Sharon Morris
    General Manager – Australia & New Zealand, CIPS Australia and New Zealand

    Session: Opening remarks from the Chair

    Session: Panel discussion: Building a successful roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions

    Session: Panel Discussion: Unlocking the positive impacts of ESG through developing and maintaining healthy markets and supplier relationships

    Sharon is the General Manager of CIPS – The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in Australia and New Zealand, commencing the role in August 2019. Prior to CIPS, she was CEO of The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest community-driven breast cancer research fundraiser, raising over $36M. She also worked for Women in Super, a national advocacy and networking membership body with over 3,300 members. She is a Board Director of the Australian Public Service Benefits Group and chairs their Engagement Committee.

    Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in managing a wide range of projects in Australia and overseas. She is a purpose-led leader with a proven track record in strategy and implementation of high-profile engagement and awareness initiatives in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She’s passionate about building relationships between corporate, government and not-for-profit entities to generate shared value and social impact. Encouraging those around her to achieve their best; whether leading a workplace culture that embodies core values, with a clear vision and purpose or advocating for change.  While applying a customer-centered approach, where knowledge, understanding and relevance is at the heart of all engagement.

  • Andrés Naranjo
    General Manager – Procurement and Purchasing, Coates

    Session: Facing down the roadblocks and challenges of prioritising ESG in procurement

    Andrés is the GM Procurement and Purchasing at Coates, Australia’s largest equipment hire supplier. He has worked across finance, government, consulting, construction, and infrastructure on major categories such as CapEx, Indirect, Direct and IT. For the last 13 years he has focused on development of procurement talent and elevating the role of sustainable practices with the goal of making procurement a partner who delivers more than savings. Andrés holds a BSc in Engineering and Logistics from Icesi University and two Master’s in supply chain and Transport from the University of Sydney.

  • James Parrott
    Procurement Manager, Christchurch International Airport

    Session: Overhauling existing procurement strategies and frameworks to incorporate ESG into your daily decision making

    James Parrott is the Head of Procurement at Christchurch International Airport Ltd, with over 15 years of experience across strategic procurement planning and governance processes, digital transformation, supply chain management, and commercial contract management, for leading organisations in the UK, Belgium and New Zealand.  James is a Member of CIPS (MCIPS) and currently sits on the Christchurch CIPS Committee, focusing on developing and enhancing the Procurement industry within New Zealand.

  • Blaise Porter
    Group Director – Sustainability & Social Responsibility, Sims Metals

    Session: Panel Discussion: Talking best practice when it comes to maximising recycled and recovered materials in procurement

    Blaise is the Group Director Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility at Sims Limited, the global leader in metal recycling and data centre IT circularity. She directs Sims Limited’s long-term sustainability ambitions and goals, integrates sustainability throughout the company’s divisions worldwide, and helps Sims fulfil its purpose - to create a world without waste, to preserve our planet. Blaise also directs Sims' corporate social responsibility framework. Prior to joining Sims in 2021, Blaise was the Director of Responsible Business at Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand. She recently completed a Masters in Sustainability & Climate Policy from Curtin University.

  • Alison Rahill
    Executive Officer – Anti-Slavery Taskforce, Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network

    Session: Understanding how procurement can reduce the risk of human trafficking along the supply chain

    Alison is the Executive Officer of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce. Alison has several decades’ experience as a labour rights specialist in addition to the past six years as a modern slavery specialist.

    Alison leads a team coordinating the Catholic Church response to the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018. This involves the implementation of a comprehensive modern slavery risk management program across 50 Catholic organisations; provision of support services to people impacted by modern slavery.

    Alison supervises Australian Catholic University law student interns to undertake research and analysis of Modern Slavery Statements, to date, benchmarking 1500 Statements. Alison has successfully undertaken in-depth community engagement projects in both the horticulture and construction sectors having secured Australian Government Modern Slavery Grant funding.

    Before commencing with the Taskforce, Alison worked for the WalkFree Foundation as Pacific Consultant and the Salvation Army Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery.

  • Kimberly Randle
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FairSupply

    Session: Panel Discussion: Unlocking the positive impacts of ESG through developing and maintaining healthy markets and supplier relationships

    As founder and CEO of FairSupply, Kimberly is an experienced and innovative human rights advocate specialising in modern slavery. Kimberly has over 15 years experience working in law and human rights for top tier firms in Australia and the United States, previously holding the role of Senior Director of Corporate and Legal for International Justice Mission Australia. Kimberly is a sought-after expert and speaker in the field of modern slavery and has been called upon to provide evidence for both the NSW and Commonwealth Parliamentary Inquiries into Human Trafficking. Kim received her Bachelor of Law from Macquarie University.

  • Nikki Blanch
    Co-Founder, Meals with Impact

    Session: The trickle down effects of corporate ESG policy from a grassroots perspective

    Nikki Blanch is a community development specialist with a history of successfully working with CALD communities across diverse projects. Nikki has a passion for connecting people through creative, co designed programs that have community wellbeing at the heart of design and delivery. Throughout her career there has been a particular emphasis on food as a tool for connection across cultures, and cooking as a skill to extend into employment opportunities. Nikki also worked for several years as a community mental health practitioner with Mind Australia, delivering a garden-to-table cooking program, working with regenerative food systems to create opportunities for growth, education and micro-enterprise development.

  • Harris Ryan
    Co-Founder, Meals with Impact

    Session: The trickle down effects of corporate ESG policy from a grassroots perspective

    Harris Ryan has worked as a chef in some of the biggest names of the hospitality industry spanning a twenty year career. However, it was his experience as Team Leader/Executive chef working with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in a post COVID-19 response program (Mamma's Kitchen) where he really found his true vocation in community development and food security support management. After a year of designing, enhancing and successfully executing the Mamma's Kitchen pilot program, Harris is determined to continue on the path to creating and providing positive social change by combining passion with knowledge.

  • Daniel Rojas Sanchez
    Senior Sustainability Consultant, Edge Environment

    Session: Panel discussion: Building a successful roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions

    Dr Daniel Rojas Sanchez is a Senior Sustainability Consultant at Edge, with years of consulting, education, and research experience in the analysis and design of processes within the energy, transport, food, and climate change sectors. Daniel integrates a technical background with an analytical business-oriented approach to deliver insights in carbon and emissions reduction strategies, sustainable process design, and environmental impact assessments. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Monash University focused on techno-economic and environmental modelling. Daniel’s past clients span the public and private sectors, including Wesfarmers, Coles, Cotton On Group. He has contributed to professional and academic channels on decarbonisation and using future energy to create help drive solutions in the current energy transition towards resilient low-carbon economies.

  • Parag Shinde
    National Manager – ESG – Property, Australian Unity Wealth

    Session: Panel discussion: Building a successful roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions

    Parag has over 18 years’ experience in built environment sustainability with a focus on strategy, developments and existing assets working with listed and unlisted property companies, infrastructure construction company, government property agency, and consultants. At present he is the National Manager - ESG (Property) at Australian Unity, responsible for ESG strategy and outcomes (Asset classes include - Office, Shopping Centres, Industrial/ Warehousing, Healthcare (Hospitals, Medical Centres, Allied Health), Childcare, Disability Care, Retirement Villages, Student Accommodation etc).

    Parag holds degrees in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Law. He is a NABERS Auditor, Greenstar AP, Infrastructure Sustainability AP, Climate Active Registered Consultant, CBD Assessor, NABERS UK Supervisor and Auditor, Certified Energy Manager, and a Certified M&V Professional.

  • Lesley Skinner
    Chief Procurement Officer, Regional NSW

    Session: Panel Discussion: Unlocking the positive impacts of ESG through developing and maintaining healthy markets and supplier relationships

    Lesley has been working as a senior executive lawyer in the NSW Public Service for the past 10 years providing legal advice on a range of complex procurements in the areas of mineral resources, water resources, primary industries and large and complex ICT procurements. In 2020 she joined the Department of Regional NSW as the Director of Commercial Law and Chief Procurement Officer. Her procurement team provides a centralised procurement service to the cluster across a diverse portfolio. Recent procurements for the cluster include solutions for mouse plague, bushfire and flood emergencies and hotel quarantine.

    Living and working in the regions, and advising on projects across the breadth of NSW, the team is renowned for taking a pragmatic and agile approach to procurement, providing solutions that suit client needs whilst complying with probity principles. The cluster uses various practical techniques to promote use of suppliers from Aboriginal businesses, Disability Enterprises and regional SME businesses.

  • Chris Sullivan
    Global Chief Supply Officer, Ramsay Health Care

    Session: Understanding the critical drivers needed to incorporate ESG into your organisation's procurement strategy successfully

    Chris joined Ramsay Health Care in July 2021 as Global Chief Supply Officer, responsible for global procurement, global responsible sourcing, Australian procurement and supply chain, and Linear Medical. He has over 25 years of global experience in customer-led businesses, with a strong track record of driving results in transformation, procurement and supply chain, supplier partnerships, harnessing disruption to deliver growth, as well as developing talent.

    Prior to joining Ramsay Chris has been advising executive teams of large multinational organisations, such as Grab in Asia.  Before that Chris spent 11 years at Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA).  Starting as Group Chief Procurement Officer, he transformed CCA’s approach to managing its third party spend and launched the company’s responsible sourcing initiative. He then joined CCA’s Group Executive Team where he managed key partner relationships and founded the company’s global corporate venturing arm, investing in start-ups to drive innovation-led growth.   Prior to joining CCA, Chris has enjoyed leadership roles across multiple functions in global organisations such as Mars and Coopers & Lybrand, working on different continents.

    Chris grew up in France and now lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

  • Madeleine Taylor
    Head of Strategic Client Management – Procurement, JLL

    Session: Masterclass A: Modern slavery reporting requirements: How to ensure your compliance and accuracy

    Session: Highlighting the importance of balancing profit with purpose

    Madeleine Taylor has 10 years of experience in procurement across a range of contexts – strategic procurement planning, governance and reporting, delivering procurement processes and designing and delivering procurement training. Madeleine holds a Diploma of Procurement as well as an MBA, Bachelor of Business, Prince2 and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

    Madeleine is currently working with JLL as the Strategic Client Manager – Procurement, providing procurement advice and services relating to facilities management, to 24 Federal Government Departments under the Whole of Australian Government account. JLL recently won two Supply Nation awards - the Outstanding Impact Award and the Corporate Member of the Year Award and has a mature Social and Sustainable Procurement Framework.

    Madeleine will be bringing her own experience as well as lessons learnt from JLL’s Social and Sustainable Procurement Framework into her panel session focusing on Social Procurement.

  • Andrew Walcott
    Associate Director of Procurement, University of Sydney

    Session: Panel Discussion: Talking best practice when it comes to maximising recycled and recovered materials in procurement

    Andrew has extensive experience in leading teams in the Procurement and Supply Chain fields.

    Andrew’s career experience comes predominantly from working for large multinational organisations such as British American Tobacco, McDonald’s, and Goodman Fielder / Wilmar. In addition, Andrew recently contracted with NSW Government on a strategic assignment focusing on Supplier Relationship Management for their whole of Government Travel portfolio. 

    Based in Australia, but with broader international experience in other markets such as the US and Asia, Andrew’s background extends across both private and public sectors. He is passionate about nurturing ‘Brand Procurement’ and developing talent within the sector.

    Andrew holds qualifications in Agricultural Economics, Marketing, and various supply chain & logistics disciplines.

    A country boy at heart, Andrew has a passion for the land, our farmers, and a sustainable food future.

  • Hudson Worsley
    Co-founder, Presync

    Session: Discussing emerging procurement risks and opportunities when it comes to supporting sustainable business practices

    As a co-founder of Presync, a certified B Corp, Hudson seeks to support organisations in the deployment of innovative technologies and systems thinking to generate business value and drive efficiency. Hudson is a values-driven professional with a strong background in business and sustainability consulting and project management with extensive time spent inside utilities, infrastructure projects and development companies. He began his career with Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting division with a focus on the energy sector in Australia and South-East Asia. He has followed the industry trends and opportunities for over 15 years. In the property sector, Hudson spent five years consulting with Manidis Roberts before moving to Stockland as head of sustainability in the residential property group.

    At Presync, Hudson works with organisations on their transition to the zero-carbon economy and adaptation to the changing climate. His ability to communicate complex technical concepts in clear language to non-specialist supports the change management required to achieve sustainability objectives.

    Hudson is chair of the Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA), an industry collaboration he helped establish with WWF and Climate-KIC to drive the national take-up of low emission construction materials. Informing and influencing the procurement function on major capital projects is central to MECLA’s objectives.

    Hudson holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Environmental Management.