Optimising the ROI for procurement, operations, processes, and marketplace engagement

24 – 26 November 2021 | QT Canberra


Australia’s business recovery is marked by procurement reforms across the three tiers of government. This is led by embracing “digital marketplaces,” opening opportunities for small-to-medium enterprises and ensuring the sourcing of goods and services are transparent, accountable, and commercially-savvy. 


The overall accountability underscores governments’ annual spending that is capped at more than A$64 billion. On the technology front, the public sector IT spending is forecast to exceed A$13 billion this financial year, representing a substantial increase from the previous year. 


Governments’ appetite for procurement innovation and delivering “bang for the buck” comes under the spotlight at the  4th Annual Australian Gov Procurement Summit.The information-packed agenda is tailored for professionals that seek to optimise procurement innovation, together with flexibility for contract negotiation, and staying agile, nimble, and open to change. 


This event will take place via our virtual platform, which has the capacity for full networking, live Q&A, 1 to 1 meetings, contact sharing, notes plus much more. The sessions will also be recorded and then available for four weeks following the event should the attendees miss any sessions and wish to watch in their own time.

Key takeaways

Connect buyers and sellers in the digital marketplace

Simplify tendering and contracting arrangements

Improve purchasing outcomes through innovation

Reduce paperwork and one-size-fits-all checklists

Deliver complex projects to time and budget


Hon Jane Hume

Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women's Economic Security

(Australian Government)

Jonathan Thorpe

Head, Whole-of-Government Digital Sourcing

Digital Transformation Agency

Tod Cooper

FCIPS (Chartered) Director Procurement

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections NZ)

Rodger Phillips

Executive Director Strategic Panels, Capability Acquisition, and Sustainment Group

Department of Defence

Mike Baker

Director- Software Management Unit

Australian Taxation Office

Sarah Collins

Head of Procurement

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Australian Government)

Michael Gendy

Chief Procurement Officer

NSW Ministry of Health

Mark Lenzner

Executive Director, ICT/Digital Sourcing

Digital.NSW, Department of Customer Service

Dale Tuckey

Manager, Procurement Performance & Data Analytics

Group Rail (Sydney Trains & NSW Train Link)

Ben Leech

Manager, Software Purchasing

Digital Transformation Agency (Australian Government)

Andrea Andrews

Chief Procurement Officer & Executive Director Procurement and Supply Chain

SA Health

Juliana Tiong

Chief Procurement Officer, Office of the Director-General

Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Victoria)


Robyn Clark

A/Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Health (Queensland)

Elizabeth Walter

Program Director, Digital Procurement Transformation

Digital.NSW, Department of Customer Service

Robert Pease

Director, ICT Procurement and Category Management Procurement Services, Corporate Governance and Support (CGaS)

Department of Justice and Community Safety (Vic)

Bruce Everett

Regional CEO Asia Pacific

World Commerce and Contracting

Elizabeth Stavreski

Executive Director Procurement

South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance

Michelle Robinson

Associate Director Procurement Uplift


Amanda Branley

Tendering and Contracting Manager

Public Transport Authority (WA)

Anubhav Madan

Head of Contract Compliance and Optimisation

Local Government Procurement

Marea Getsios

Strategic Procurement Coordinator,

City of Canada Bay

Jennifer Jarrard

MEI SRMP, Global Head, Member Services

World Commerce and Contracting

Greg Welsh


Winya Indigenous Furniture (2018 CIPS award winner)

Sharon Morris

General Manager, ANZ

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Teresa Scott

Executive Director,

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

Ken Maxwell



CJ Halvorson

Director, Strategic Accounts ANZ


Mike McKinstry


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