Fast-track procurement transformation across the public sector 

8 – 10 September 2021, 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. 

Key takeaways

Build the problem-solving capability for complex procurement 

Deliver projects to time and budget through accountability

Leverage the “digital marketplaces” to source goods and services

Adapt to modern-day slavery guidelines for socially conscious procurement

Move past the static “one-size-fits-all” model as needs evolve and change

Deliver “bang for the buck” through strategic sourcing and negotiations

Streamline supplier relationships to deliver value across the organisation

Design and implement the right model to manage ICT sourcing and procurement operations

Implement a successful indigenous procurement strategy

Build the skills set and talent base for procurement teams


The Hon Jane Hume

Minister for Superannuation

Financial Services and the Digital Economy (Australian Government)

Lucy Poole

Head of Sourcing and Governance Division

Digital Transformation Agency (Australian Government)

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

Jane Wood

Counsellor & Former Assistant Secretary, Non-Materiel Procurement; Defence Materiel – CASG

Department of Defence

Sarah Collins

Head of Procurement, ABC Procurement, Finance Division

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

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

Department of Finance Services and Innovation NSW

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

Tanya Harris

Former Chief Procurement Officer

Fred Hollows Foundation

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

Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

Teresa Scott

Executive Director,

Australasian Procurement and Construction Council

Mike McKinstry


Social Traders

Lara Connor

A/g General Manager, Whole of Government Services, Government Procurement,

Department of Finance WA

This agenda is developed for senior executives involved in: 


Supply Chain 


Commercial Services 






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