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


    New Zealand Regional Chair: Tod Cooper, MCIPS - MDA Corporation

    Tod is 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 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 Vice-Chair: Ilandi Croucamp, MCIPS - PwC 


    Ilandi works as a procurement professional globally, in both public and private sectors across a large number of industries and sectors. She's been a member of CIPS since 2011 and joined the Auckland branch committee in 2017 to be actively involved in the development of the procurement community.

    Ilandi is determined to build a platform that brings like-minded professionals together to share knowledge and experience while providing personal development opportunities. She currently works as a Management Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Auckland Social Media: Brendon Graham, Fonterra 


    As the new Social Media Manager, Brendon is co-ordinating all things on these 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.

    Auckland Marketing & Engagement: Christina De La Garza - IAG

    ChristinaCristina joined the CIPS Committee in Auckland because she believes we can raise the Procurement profile with professionals across all industries. It is a great opportunity to help organise events, presentations and activities on a regular basis to learn and share with other procurement professionals. 

    Originally from Mexico, Cristina has been in New Zealand for 12 years with experience in the manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, airline, government and insurance industries. She studied Masters in Management at Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with honours. Cristina has also completed Executive courses at Harvard University for Strategic Negotiations and Stanford University for Women in Leadership and holds the MCIPS qualification. Cristina works at IAG NZ as their Manager Supply Chain.

    Auckland Data & Information: Tom Hooper - PwC

    Tom Hooper

    Tom is the newest member of the committee and heads up the Data and Information role. Having moved from the UK over a year ago Tom is keen to get involved in the New Zealand procurement scene and is excited to be working with the Auckland CIPS branch.

    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.


    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, 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.


    Margot Brough, MCIPS - Department of Conservation


    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.


    Janine Maddison, MCIPS - WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand

    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.

    Martyn Dodd, MCIPS - ACC

    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.

    Glenn Crafts - Ministry of Defence





    Sarah Cotgreave, MCIPS - 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.

    CIPS Australasia Student Representative: Fiona McDonald, Inland Revenue

    FionaFiona’s first exposure to procurement was in a reinsurance firm in London, where she spent 4 years as the finance and purchasing administrator for the IT department. After moving to New Zealand she started as a procurement specialist at Inland Revenue in 2013, after a year supporting the procurement improvement project team, also at Inland Revenue. She has worked in the ICT, business transformation and corporate teams and her most recent role is as a Commercial Specialist, supporting the learning and development portfolio.

    In 2013 Fiona also started studying towards MCIPS via the self-study route. This inspired her to apply for the inaugural CIPS student representative role for Australasia in 2015, which she was delighted to win the vote for from her fellow students. She joined the Wellington committee the same year. At the time of writing, Fiona has a year of her three year student representative term left and has completed 12 of the 15 CIPS exams. She’s balanced her CIPS study journey with planning two weddings (in two different countries, to the same man!), having one baby and expecting another and working full time, progressing a fulfilling career.

    Suda Dakshina - Hyundai Motor Company

    Margaret Pearson, FCIPS  - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    Paul Simonson

    Michelle Bagnall

     Stan Pope, FCIPS 


    Christchurch Chair: Hunter Stivens, Progression Group

    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.

    Alistair Harbrow

    Benjamin Gill

    Andrew Melville, NZ Aluminium

    Mark Westbury, Christchurch City Council

     Michael Ryan, Christchurch City Council


    Change Management Event

    Takeaways for participants:

    Breakfast Event with Kim Campbell


    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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