NSW Chair: Glenn Johnston FCIPS - Director of Procurement, Transport for NSW
Glenn Johnston has over 25 years' experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is the Director of Procurement at Transport for NSW, Group Rail.
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.
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 of CIPS and Chair of the NSW Chapter of CIPS, the globally recognised peak procurement and supply professional body with over 110,000 members. Glenn is a Board Member of Supply Nation and AIATSIS - the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
In August-September 2016, Glenn became a Jawun program secondee and spent 6 weeks living with the Aboriginal Community of Lockhart River (Far North Qld), considered to be the most remote Aboriginal Community in Australia. During this time he helped the Mayor, CEO, Councillors and motivated locals develop a framework to enable less reliance on welfare and employment by the Council, through building small businesses with a goal of achieving self-determination though economic opportunities. Living with the Aboriginal Community also highlighted the importance of preserving the Indigenous culture through language, songlines, music, dance and art.
Glenn is a Dharug man from Western Sydney and still lives on traditional Dharug land in Glenhaven.
NSW Vice-Chair/Treasurer: Andrés Naranjo -Executive Manager - Business Procurement, Broadspectrum
Andrés serves as Vice-Chair for the CIPS NSW’s Regional Committee, championing Sustainable and Diverse Procurement and continuing to establish Procurement as a preferred career choice for students and professionals alike. Andrés has worked across multiple direct and indirect categories for some of Australia’s largest and most recognizable brands in Banking, Insurance, Government and Consulting.
In 2013 he was runner up for CIPS’s Young Procurement Professional of the Year award. Beyond his love of procurement, he is an avid adventure traveller who enjoys mountaineering, hiking, bouldering and snowboarding.
NSW Committee: Susan Hungar - Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW
Susan is passionate about fostering positive supplier relationships, not only with the “big end of town,” but also with businesses located in regional NSW; small and medium enterprises; social enterprises and other suppliers typically under-represented in the supply base. Her current role provides a platform to explore and expand opportunities for working effectively with current and potential suppliers.
Previously Susan was the Capability Development Manager for NSW Procurement where she worked closely with NSW Government agencies and supplier organisations to establish, promote and support cross-sector procurement capability development initiatives. Susan represented NSW Procurement on the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council’s procurement capability development working group and supported the NSW Public Service Commission in the development of sector-wide Procurement Occupation Specific Capabilities.
In her role as a member of the CIPS NSW Regional Committee, Susan is keen to promote the excellent career and professional development opportunities offered to procurement colleagues in all sectors through participation in our professional association, CIPS.
NSW Committee: Chris Mansfield FCIPS - Regional Major Pursuits Procurement Leader, Honeywell
Chris has over 20 years experience and has excelled in both green field & established environments in EMEA & APAC particularly concentrating on Procurement Project implementation, Transformation & Change Management. Performed at procurement senior executive level managing regional teams based in London & EMEA, APAC (based in Hong Kong) & Australia implementing strategic procurement strategies within large organizations - in major construction, heavy engineering & integrated facilities, Financial Services & most recently Technology/engineering.
Having chaired a CIPS branch in the UK before moving overseas, Chris has also been a member of the NSW Committee since 2008 and held the NSW Chair position from 2014-2017. He is committed to the continuing transformation of procurement to aspire to trusted advisor status and bring strategic advantage to any organization whether in the private or public sector.
NSW Committee: Sarah Collins FCIPS - Head of Procurement at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Sarah has over 22 years procurement and supply chain experience within FMCG, Financial Services, Higher Education and Government. A highly active member of the Australian procurement community, Sarah has been a member of the NSW CIPS Committee since 2008 where she held the role of Chair from 2011-2014.
She is passionate about developing current and future procurement professionals and works closely with the University of Sydney’s Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies in their Contemporary Procurement unit. She also represents CIPS on the Standards Australia Committee for the development and adoption of the new ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement Standard.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management and is a Chartered Fellow of CIPS.
NSW Committee: Joanne Kennett - Senior Manager - Supplier Inclusion & Diversity, Westpac
Joanne has extensive procurement experience covering Oil & Gas, Defence, Aerospace, Electricity Distribution and Financial Services industries. She has worked in the UK, Australia and the highlands of Papua New Guinea, in operational and project roles including procurement transformation projects involving the implementation of procurement systems.
Joanne recently followed her passion of using the power of procurement for good by joining Westpac as its Supplier Inclusion and Diversity Manager. In this role she is the advocate for suppliers that are driven by a social or environmental mission, or that support people who have traditionally been financially excluded. The role
Joanne has a degree in European Business, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and was a member of the CIPS Committee in Queensland between 2010 and 2013.
NSW Committee: Christian Bloomfield - Partner, FutureYou - Procurement | Supply Chain | Engineering & Manufacturing
With a global career of 22 years spanning the UK, Australia, China and Hong Kong, Christian is one of the recruitment industry’s more trusted and forthright advisors in the Procurement & Supply Chain sectors. He is passionate about contributing to new ways of thinking to ensure outstanding results.
Since 2012 he has been a key protagonist in initiatives for Women in Procurement. Providing support for high profile CPO’s and eminent thought leaders responsible for major transformations and strategies across a range of industries. More recently he sponsored the inaugural Ladies in Procurement (LIPS) event, and was a panellist at the Women in Procurement & Supply Chain Conference.
Christian has a LLB Hons in Law, and has been a Committee Member for both the British and Australian Chamber of Commerce (Asia). Christian currently heads up the Executive Search Division for FutureYou Recruitment.
NSW Committee: Greg Ross - Partner, Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers
Gregory is an Accredited Specialist in Government and Administrative Law providing legal advice mainly in NSW but also to clients operating internationally, particularly probity and commercial / government interface issues. He also heads the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He is a partner of Eakin McCaffery Cox (EMC), a medium sized commercially oriented practice, providing comprehensive legal advice and services to major Australian and international public and private companies and to a range of Public, Government and Semi-Government authorities. These include restaurant chains, educational and professional bodies, developers and insurers. EMC has long provided legal, procurement and probity services to a range of Federal, State and Local Governments as well as private sector organisations. Gregory leads the government and intellectual property sections of the firm.
NSW Committee: Obré Pemberton - Strategic Contracts Manager, City of Sydney
Obré is a procurement professional with over 20 years experience in Public and Private Sector Procurement. She has held several senior procurement roles in sourcing and category management, supplier development, procurement policy and governance. Obré holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology and is working toward MCIPS and accountancy qualifications.
Her special interest area is Supplier Development and she is a passionate Procurement Professional who believes in achieving results via engagement and relationship building. Her objective is for best practice procurement to be a natural state of being for her organisation. She is currently the Strategic Contracts Manager for the City of Sydney and leads a team of experts to implement a robust contract management framework and tools todraw potential from the Council”s most strategic supply contract relationships.
NSW Committee: Mark Dybell MCIPS - Procurement Manager, InvoCare
Mark is a procurement professional from the UK with over 20 years’ experience within procurement and 15 of those years in Senior Management. I hold the MCIPS qualification and I am member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
I have led Procurement and Supply Chains in both local and global blue chip companies in Greenfield operations as well as improving established functions to focus on the customer outcomes.
I have developed capabilities, systems, process and policies, implementing inventory management, LEAN, Six Sigma, S&OP, supply chain mapping, strategic sourcing, category management, SAP, Oracle and setting the short and long term strategic direction for the function. I have extensive knowledge of the different procurement and supply chain environments in both the direct and indirect areas.
Specialties: Stakeholder engagement & management, team leadership, Lean, Six Sigma Green Belt, Business Process Improvement, Category Management, Change management, Process implementation, Strategic Sourcing, eSourcing, eCatalogue, Reverse Auction, Negotiation.
NSW Committee: Calina Popovski - Corporate Lawyer, Procurement Expert- Amazon
Leveraging a solid training and background in corporate and commercial law, I have built a leadership career in providing value-add contract management, strategic sourcing, procurement and category management expertise to international, blue-chip organisations. By combining technical and commercial skills, with over 12 years’ corporate experience, I present strategic, solutions-focused and actionable advice to clients and internal stakeholders. My mission is to make business simpler; whether it be improving efficiencies, mitigating risk or delivering multimillion-dollar cost savings, I work strategically and collaboratively to create solutions that optimise business outcomes.
My success in client services and leadership centres on an authentic, positive approach, with a communication style that encourages others to strive towards improvement. I love to learn, and find it rewarding when I can help others to improve their knowledge for the benefit of colleagues, clients and suppliers. I frequently reflect on how we can do things better, but my value for the executive team is in turning these ideas into action.
Specialities: Client Services, Negotiations, Project Management, Problem Solving, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Category Management, Contract Negotiation and Management, Professional Services, Vendor Management, Data Analysis, Risk Management.