NZ Region


We hold events in each region throughout the year. Organised by procurement professionals, for procurement professionals, these events facilitate networking and help build the local procurement community, whilst also providing bite sized portions of knowledge.

    Branch Overview

    CIPS local events are a great opportunity to raise your company's profile within the procurement community! If you are interested please contact the committee at nz@cipsa.com.au.

     

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    Committee

    New Zealand Regional Chair: Tod Cooper, MCIPS 

    Tod is a Commercial and Procurement Consultant. He was the General Manager of MDA Corporation and has been involved in commercial and operational leadership and advisory roles for the past 15 years, with the two most recent roles having a significant strategic procurement transformation focus. Prior to his current role Tod has held senior positions across both public and private sector in both sales, procurement and business leadership and development, cementing himself as a key trusted advisor.  It is fair to say Tod has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly from the perspectives of both a procurement practitioner and a supplier.   

    Tod’s career began in in the mid 90’s with a sales and marketing role within a private defence contractor, a role which would eventually lead to an 8-year diplomatic career including a diplomatic posting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Passionate about what a modern procurement function can offer a business in terms of practical and strategic business advice and support. Tod considers himself a procurement “champion”. Tod took up the opportunity to help further shape and entrench the profession and support the next generation of talent by joining the Wellington CIPS committee in 2014.  He took over the Wellington Chair role in 2015 and shifts to the National Chair role in 2017.  Tod is very proud of what the Wellington Committee and the wider Wellington procurement community have done to build the procurement profile, and in his new role is looking forward to supporting the Auckland and Christchurch regions in their growth too.

     

    Auckland
    Auckland Chair - Alex McLoughlin, MCIPS - IAG 

    Originally from the UK, Alex has been in the profession for over 15 years and currently works at IAG NZ as Manager of Supply Chain & Business Systems, concentrating primarily in the Motor portfolio. Alex has been MCIPS since 2013 after qualifying back in the UK. He joined the committee in 2016 and took over as Chair in 2018.

    Alex and the committee aims to help deliver the value proposition of being a member of CIPS. We will provide our members with a series of quality and topical events over the year. This will provide opportunities for attendees to professionally develop and the chance to build their networks, which may help identify the next opportunity for you or your business. 

    Alex relaxes by playing football, golf and forever trying to get better at the guitar.

    Auckland Social Media: Brendon Graham, Fonterra 

    Brendon

    As the new Social Media Manager for the Auckland Branch Committee, Brendon is co-ordinating all things on social media platforms.

    Brendon joined the committee in December 2017 with a view to not only increase his own professional networks and skill set, but also to be part of a committee that lives and breathes all things Procurement.

    Brendon works as a Procurement Category Manager at Fonterra specifically in Facilities, H&S and Labs but also has experience in Manufacturing and Operations environments.  Brendon recently became a junior instructor with the NZPICs community delivering the Basics in Supply Chain Module

    As a day job Tom works for PwC as a management consultant in their procurement and supply chain practice. Outside work he enjoys exploring the outdoors, preferably on a mountain bike.

    Auckland Education Liaison: Elizabeth McGill, MCIPS - NZMA 

    Liz McGill

    Liz is passionate about all thing supply chain and volunteered to serve on the Auckland committee shortly after arriving in NZ from France. Liz holds a BSc joint Honours degree in International Business and French and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and fluent in French.

    Liz is currently a business lecturer in Supply Chain and Project Management focusing on Supply chain risk management strategies, sourcing and negotiation planning, she also carries out procurement and supply chain development projects. Her current role helps her to better understand the motivating forces and challenges faced by those wishing to extend their knowledge of supply chain and the education liaison role seeks to facilitate and strengthen the link between the class room and industry.

    Prior to focusing on lecturing, Liz held the role of Manager of Procurement Excellence Technical Business Performance Group for Air New Zealand, supporting governance and the Strategic Vendor Management team. She has achieved global experience in roles such as Head of Procurement, Deputy Director Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager for large multinational companies which include American Express, Goodrich, Airbus, and Kingfisher Group.

    Liz has also carried out freelance consultancy for supply chain consultants based in Europe. This background has given Liz responsibilities for managing Supply Chain and Procurement teams, as well as experience in diverse industries including retail, construction, aerospace, travel, telecommunications, and financial services with roles based in continental Europe, UK, and NZ. In her spare time Liz practices yoga, meditation and piano. Liz is also a keen traveller and enjoys the outdoors, trying to improve her golf and spending time with her family.

    Auckland Committee: Sulakshi Dissanayake, MCIPS 

    Sulakshi Dissanayake

    Sulakshi  has over 10+ years experience as a procurement professional working globally, in the public sector. She's been a member of CIPS since 2008 and joined the Auckland branch committee in 2018 to be actively involved in the development of the procurement community.

    Sue is a driven, innovative and meticulous professional with a Masters in Science in Procurement. She has previously worked for the United Nations World Food Programme as a Senior Procurement Associate for nearly 7 years. She also worked for Nestle and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). She is currently completing her post-graduate work and studies with the New Zealand Institute of Education and is a Philanthrophy Intern/Research Project with the Greenpeace New Zealand.

    Auckland Committee: Patricia Perea

    Patricia Perea

    Patricia Perea joined the CIPS Committee in Auckland in 2018 and displays a real enthusiasn and passion for wanting to raise the Procurement profile. She currently works as a Procurement Advisor with Auckland Transport.

    Originally from Peru, she also worked for Ausenco, Bechtel and Chigaco Bridge and Iron Company, in her home country before moving to New Zealand. Patricia is currently studying her CIPS qualifications and previously completed her Masters in Logistics with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 

    Wellington

    Wellington Chair: Joanne Toon, MCIPS - Ministry of Social Development

    Jo Toon

    Jo is the Principal Category Manager within the Procurement Solutions team at the Ministry of Social Development. She completed her MCIPS through the study route in 2015, and is passionate about ensuring that students get the support and development they need to progress in their procurement careers. Her procurement experience began on the “supplier side” within a UK IT company for six years, a valuable insight into the pressures of responding to RFQs and RFPs, which stood her in good stead when she moved to New Zealand in and joined the Ministry of Education’s IT procurement team in 2010. After over five years at the Ministry of Education, with roles both in IT and Social Sector procurement, she now works for the Ministry of Social Development in a senior strategic procurement role.

    She joined the CIPS Committee in 2014, was Vice Chair for the 2106/17 year, and is proud to now be chairing the committee.

    Wellington Vice Chair: Sabrina Baker MCIPS - ArcBlue & Link Consulting

    SabrinaSabrina is an independent procurement contractor working with procurement consultancies such as Arcblue and Link Consulting. She has a career spanning 14+ years in the UK and New Zealand. Sabrina has been MCIPS since 2006 and has a Masters in Procurement.

     

    Wellington Committee: Margot Brough, MCIPS - Department of Conservation

    Margot

    Margot completed her MCIPS qualification in 2017 after switching from finance to procurement while still working for Inland Revenue. Banking, insurance and other corporate service procurement at IR has been replaced by a wider variety of procurement at DOC including pest control, science research, water management and constructing bridges.

     

    Wellington Committee: Janine Maddison, MCIPS - WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand

    Janine Janine is a Procurement Lead for WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand. She has has been a CIPS member since 2006 and held MCIPS status since 2013. Prior to emigrating from the UK, Janine worked in Healthcare Procurement at NECS and within Facilities Management at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) as the UK Procurement Officer. Janine has experience as an Assistant Commercial Manager for a small enterprise operating to Just in Time procurement philosophies and as a Senior Buyer for a manufacturer of architectural glass. In her role as Secretary of the CIPS Wellington Committee she assists the committee with the planning and execution of activities to raise the profile of the procurement profession in Wellington and New Zealand.

    Wellington Committee: Martyn Dodd, MCIPS - Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

    Martyn Dodd Martyn has been a CIPS member since 2007 and held MCIPS status since 2011. He was a member of the CIPS South of England Regional committee in the UK before his move to NZ in 2015 where he has now joined the Wellington Committee. Martyn started his procurement career in retail, procuring the goods to sell in the store he managed before making a move into manufacturing.

    Here he was tasked with the creation of a Procurement function which spanned three sites in the UK and was involved with the operation to set up a joint venture in Poland. Having spent seven years in the private sector he moved to the public sector at West Sussex County Council as a Procurement Officer where he developed the strategy and led the end-to-end procurements for three Consortiums consisting of over 20 public bodies, whilst also being responsible for tendering and contract managing a portfolio of WSCC contracts. After four years Martyn moved to Portsmouth City Council as a Procurement Category Manager & Business Partner, specifically to deliver savings on Commodities due to budget cuts. In under two years he managed to identify and deliver savings of over 30% far exceeding the 10% target set. After visiting New Zealand in 2013 he planned a move and was offered the opportunity by Inland Revenue in 2015 as a Senior Procurement Specialist within the ICT & Corporate teams. A 6 month stint in the AoG Banking team within the New Zealand Government Procurement & Property Group followed before moving to his current role as Senior Category Manger at ACC.

    Wellington Committee: Glenn Crafts - Ministry of Defence

    Glenn CraftGlenn took a winding career path to his place in the Ministry of Defence acquiring capability for the New Zealand Defence Force. From geology to geographic information system consulting; then wireless telco project management to logistics policy... which naturally led to being a procurement professional.

    Procurement has provided diversity and challenges for an easily bored mind, and effected the kind of enduring changes that provide the necessary job satisfaction. Glenn has been involved in procuring everything from undersea cables to supporting helicopters, from nationwide IT upgrades to the aggregated purchase of electric vehicles to energise the market. The profession has provided some unusual roles included the re-engineering of the New Zealand government commissioning capability model and the procurement advisor to the Novopay Inquiry (worth a google). 

    Glenn stated that the theory foundations and support networks provided by involvement in CIPS has been a differentiator and he is keen to see the relevance of CIPS grow in New Zealand.

    Wellington Committee: Sarah Cotgreave, FCIPS - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    SarahSarah started her career in defence contracting. Having achieved MCIPS, Sarah went on to work on UK national contracts for energy generation, distribution and electricity trading. She then worked at Reuters in procurement and the marketing of foreign exchange trading systems. Having completed a MBA in Financial Services, Sarah become Vice President or Leader of European Procurement teams at Salomon Brothers and GE Life and of the global team at Barclays International.

    At Williams Lea, Sarah was the Director of its global procurement outsourcing, property and IT functions. In 2004-7 Sarah implemented 7 national public eProcurement systems for the UK’s central procurement agency and worked in the Public Sector Transformation Team rolling out e-government and shared services. As Managing Director of a global consulting firm she worked with governments and organisations on procurement, process improvement and shared services. She then worked in Manila at the Asian Development Bank increasing capacity in procurement, PPPs and project management across Asia and Pacific. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sarah leads the Commercial Division responsible for procurement, grant contracting,  funding of private sector projects and commercialisation, including International Development and Pacific Emergency Response. 

    Wellington Committee: Michelle Bagnall, MCIPS - Todd Corporation
     

    Michelle BagnallMichelle achieved MCIPS status in 2017 via the self-study route and joined the Wellington CIPS committee mid 2018. After a 14 year career in production management in the textile industry in South Africa, Michelle immigrated to the UK in 2001. It was here that her passion for Procurement was discovered after she got the opportunity to get involved in Supply Chain Management and global procurement within the electronics and automotive industry.

    In 2011 when she was looking for a better work life balance Michelle and her family got the opportunity to immigrate from the UK to NZ in 2011 to take up the Procurement Mangers role at Steel & Tube and in 2013 joined Todd Corporation. She is currently leading the Group Procurement team at Todd Corporation focusing on Procurement policy, process, people and strategy for the Corporation.  

    During the 17 years that she has been in procurement she had led procurement change programmes, introduced MRP systems, managed negotiations and contracts across multiple countries, been involved in upskilling procurement teams,  auditing of Asian based suppliers, managed both OPEX and CAPEX related spend whilst ensuring win-win outcomes for the companies she was employed by and their relevant supply base. She has enjoyed the challenges she has come across whilst working in procurement, some more than others. The greatest challenges she has faced was ensuring that the Asian based suppliers did not employ children in their workforce and that their employees weren’t being unfairly treated.

    Wellington Committee: Stan Pope, FCIPS - Department of Conservation (DOC) 

    Stan PopeStan has over 25 years experience in senior procurement leadership roles. He has been a member of CIPS since 2006 and a Fellow since 2014. He believes it has been a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to the commercial procurement outcomes for the organisations. He is currently on a career break and is proactively assisting the Department of Conservation. 

    He believes that there is much to be done within the procurement profession on delivering on raising the bar on continuous outcome improvement whilst boldly upholding transparency & accountability of lean decision making and he looks forward to working with them and supporting them.

    Wellington Committee: Paul Simonson

    Christchurch
    Christchurch Chair: Jane O'Toole, MCIPS - Christchurch City Council

    Jane O'Toole

    Jane moved to NZ in 2015 and worked for Christchurch City Council for 18 months to help them procure construction works to support the rebuild initiative, then continued on to become the Procurement Manager for Christchurch International Airport where she won awards for her procurement work around sustainability. Jane now works back at Christchurch City Council as a Procurement Manager.  Jane achieved her MCIPS in 2015 and is passionate about driving the procurement industry forward in terms of ensuring the high profile recognition it deserves, and ensuring continued growth and improvement.  One particular area of focus is in terms of succession planning for the people of the future and works hard to help develop others.   

    Christchurch Committee: Ryan Jones. FCIPS - Fulton Hogan

    Ryan Jones

    Ryan and his family moved to New Zealand in 2015 from Cheshire, United Kingdom, where he held the position of Group procurement director for the UK’s largest independently owned building services engineering firm NG Bailey. Prior to leaving the UK, he was elected to Congress for the North of England and was granted Fellowship in 2014.

    Ryan now heads up procurement in New Zealand for Fulton Hogan Limited based in their corporate head office in Christchurch.

    Christchurch Committee: Kim Stott, MCIPS - Christchurch City Council

    Kim Stott

    Experienced in the fields of strategic procurement, project management and corporate governance, Kim is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), a PRINCE2 Practitioner and a Better Business Cases Practitioner. 

    Kim has held a number of commercial roles in a total of three countries, including South Africa, the UK and New Zealand. She has a strong track record of high-performance leadership within fast-paced private enterprises, as well as complex public sector organisations. She is an advocate of sound business practice and thrives on leading transformational continuous improvement initiatives supported by change management best practice. Environmental sustainability is a key focus area of Kim’s in this regard.
    Building strong, collaborative relationships is at the heart of Kim’s work ethic and leadership style. She has extensive experience in stakeholder relationship management, balancing competing demands and facilitating agreeable outcomes. Kim enjoys inspiring people and helping them to achieve their goals. 
    Kim is currently a Development Project Manager within the Major Facilities team at Christchurch City Council, proudly contributing towards the Christchurch rebuild.

    Experienced in the fields of strategic procurement, project management and corporate governance, Kim is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS), a PRINCE2 Practitioner and a Better Business Cases Practitioner. 

    Kim has held a number of commercial roles in a total of three countries, including South Africa, the UK and New Zealand. She has a strong track record of high-performance leadership within fast-paced private enterprises, as well as complex public sector organisations. She is an advocate of sound business practice and thrives on leading transformational continuous improvement initiatives supported by change management best practice. Environmental sustainability is a key focus area of Kim’s in this regard.
    Building strong, collaborative relationships is at the heart of Kim’s work ethic and leadership style. She has extensive experience in stakeholder relationship management, balancing competing demands and facilitating agreeable outcomes. Kim enjoys inspiring people and helping them to achieve their goals. 

    Kim is currently a Development Project Manager within the Major Facilities team at Christchurch City Council, proudly contributing towards the Christchurch rebuild. 2014.

    Christchurch Committee: Anna Laity - Christchurch International Airport

    Anna LaityAnna is a Procurement specialist with Christchurch International Airport. She has wide experience in a variety of International and Domestic Procurement & Logistics Projects, Anna has unique skill set allowing her to adapt to a wide range of industries. 

    Her knowledge and expertise has contributed to a successful career which has progressed to cover the end to end processes of all major fields of Direct & Indirect Procurement. 

    Christchurch Committee: Benjamin Gill - Kiwicare Corporation Ltd.

    Ben Gill Ben is a Procurement and Logistics Manager with Kiwicare Corporation Ltd. 

    Events

    AKL Event: Sustainable Procurement
    Thursday, 16 August 2018 - AUCKLAND


    AKL Event: Networking for Procurement Professionals
    Thursday, 23 August 2018 - AUCKLAND


    WLG Event: Delivering Social Outcomes through Social Enterprises
    Tuesday, 28 August 2018 - WELLINGTON


    WLG Event: Human Dynamo Workshop
    Thursday, 13 September 2018


    WLG Event: Whittaker's Chocolate
    Wednesday, 19 September 2018


    AKL Event: Tesla - Accelerating the Worlds Transition to Sustainable Energy
    Thursday, 13 September 2018

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