SA/NT 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 sa@cipsa.com.au.

     

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    Training

    CIPS Australasia’s range of workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand provide an excellent way to build procurement capability. The short courses are all instantly applicable and can be tailored to suit your individual needs. Our workshops, available in multiple locations including SA/NT, are all delivered by leading procurement practitioners and consultants. 

    For course outlines, dates, pricing and registration, please see our Procurement training workshops page.

    CIPS Australasia offer our students access to approved study centres who provide a range of study support services.

    Committee

    SA/NT Chair: Richard Peasgood MCIPS
    Contracts Manager, Beach Energy

    Richard PeasgoodRichard Peasgood is Contracts Manager at Beach Energy, Australia’s largest onshore oil producing company.  Prior to joining Beach Energy in December 2014, Richard worked at Santos since 2008, where he was Procurement Manager for their onshore subsurface operations. Prior to joining Santos in 2008, Richard held a number of contracting and procurement roles in the UK in both public and private sectors. His last role in the UK was as Head of Major Procurement at London Fire Brigade where he was also instrumental in the launch of the National Procurement Strategy for the Fire Service in England and Wales. Richard obtained a Masters of Business Administration in 2002 and became MCIPS qualified in 2004.


    Melissa Cave
    Senior Contract Analyst, Santos

    Melissa entered procurement as a Graduate in the South Australian Government where she worked for a few years before moving to London to gain further experience working within Contract Management and Mergers and Acquisitions at Citigroup. On her return to Australia Melissa accepted a Commercial and Subcontracts Officer role at BAE Systems. Melissa is currently a Senior Contract Analyst at Santos Ltd working within the Strategic Procurement Team.


    Sharron Bird MCIPS
    Contract Superintendent, OZ Minerals

    Sharron is a highly experienced and successful Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist with over fourteen years professional experience working across multiple sectors incorporating both public and private sectors.   As an experienced leader of procurement professionals, she is able to manage large and complicated procurement processes to ensure that the outcomes of the business are met whilst ensuring that supplier and vendor relationships are maintained as not to compromise business goals. Sharron has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise, collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines and viewpoints. 


    Brooke St Clair
    Senior Contract Analyst, Origin Energy

    After completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Law (Hons) in 2007, Brooke started her career in local Government. In the 5 years she worked for Adelaide City Council she developed procurement and contracting experience across a diverse range of goods, services and construction projects. She then worked for a boutique consulting firm as a commercial and procurement consultant, before joining Origin in 2013 as a Senior Contracts Analyst providing procurement and contracting advice for the Generation business. 


    Richard Burley MCIPS
    Group Procurement Manager, Codan LTD

    Richard started his career in Purchasing at Royal Mail in the UK, gaining his MCIPS in 1997 when he was then employed at one of the UK’s largest DIY Kitchen manufacturers. After moving to Adelaide in 2000 he was employed as Senior Buyer at Codan – an ASX listed, high tech communications technology company. During the time at Codan he has become a senior manager in operations and has developed and executed strategies in change management, out sourcing of complex manufacturing, business acquisition and divestment, NPI and traditional purchasing policy and process for the Codan Business units around the world.


    Shannon Bottrell
    Owner/Director, Acuity Partners

    Shannon has over 8 years experience consulting on talent to the industry in South Australia and around the country after establishing the procurement function for a large global firm (Adelaide), part of the leadership team for a national boutique procurement recruitment firm and now as Owner / Director of Acuity Partners.


    Shafick Elsayed
    Project Manager Global Access Program, BAE Systems Australia

    Shafick Elsayed has held various roles in Commercial, Supply Chain and Project Management at BAE Systems Australia Limited, Australia’s largest defence company. He is a highly qualified professional with extensive experience in the tender response, negotiation, execution and closure of complex major acquisition and sustainment programs. Throughout his career, his personal and team success has been underpinned by an ability to stimulate open communication and collaboration and strategically manage key internal and external relationships at all levels. While working with the supply chain, Shafick has demonstrated his ability to partner with organisations that have complementary capabilities, in the pursuit of value for money proposals that have mutually beneficial outcomes.


    Sudhir Cheruvasery
    Bombardier Rail

    Sudhir is an experienced Procurement and Contracts professional with tenure at Blue-chip companies such as Bombardier, Virgin Australia and Gulf Air. He has also served in the Indian Defence Forces in various important Supply Chain and Procurement roles. He has a broad span of cross-industry experience ranging from Rail, Aviation/Aerospace, Telecommunications, Defence and Marine gained in international markets. Sudhir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a Master of Science in Quality Management and achieved his MCIPS in 2014. He has also served on the CIPS Regional Committee in Queensland prior to moving to Adelaide.


    Paul BroadbridgeChief Digital Supply Chain Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

    Paul specialises in the integration of technology, people and data to deliver business and healthcare outcomes acquired through over 10 years’ experience at a state, national and international level specialising in organisation reform, strategy development and change management within the public sector.

    Paul has been responsible for developing procurement savings strategies, fleet optimisation initiatives and implementation of robust procurement governance models that contribute to providing cost savings, efficiency gains and improved service quality. Recently Paul led an integral team in the implementation of a centralised procurement model, focused on procure to pay system and process standardisation across all public health sites within South Australia, in addition to expansion and design of a centralised distribution centre to support the initiative.


    Lee Houlson
    Head of Commercial & Procurement Function, BAE Systems Australia


    Lee Houlson is currently Head of Commercial & Procurement Function at BAE Systems Australia Limited, Australia’s largest defence company.A highly qualified contracts and risk management professional with extensive commercial and procurement experience across industries from commercial construction, electricity infrastructure, oil & gas production, mining, aviation and defence industries, in organisations from SME to FTSE100. In addition to holding senior procurement roles, also actively engaged in business and industry forums to promote development of organisational capability.


    Melissa McAdam
    Quality Manager – Contracts & Tendering, Department of Health, NT Government

    After completing her degree in Legal Studies, Melissa commenced her career in procurement in establishing purchasing and procurement practices for a national importing and wholesale company based in Melbourne. Following a relocation to Adelaide, she spent 3 years managing contracts for a pilot training company before returning to procurement at Santos for 5 years, where she expanded her experience across a range of service and commodity based categories. She has recently relocated to Darwin where she is using her experience and skills in stakeholder management to implement streamlined procurement processes to increase operational efficiency.


    Samantha Atkins
    Senior Consultant, ArcBlue Consulting

    Samantha is an experienced management professional with over 24 years of experience in the private and public sectors.  Concentrating on Procurement in the last 12 years, she has extensive experience in managing all stages of the procurement cycle.  This has enabled her to gain Category Management experience and knowledge in numerous categories including Civil and Commercial capital construction projects, heavy plant and equipment, professional services (including IT and financial consultancy, legal, and engineering and assets management consultancies), Waste, facilities management and community services contracts.

    News

    Speakers Adam Zaknik (DCSI) and Jennie Vickers (IACCM) with event organiser Lee Houlson (BAE Systems and CIPS SA/NT Committee) and Mark Lamb (CIPS GM Asia Pacific)Thanks to the generous sponsorship of BAE Systems, more than 60 people escaped the comfort of their beds for the breakfast gathering at Adelaide’s Crown Plaza Hotel. Despite the IT seemingly struggling with the early start, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management’s (IACCM) Director for Australia and New Zealand, Jennie Vickers, was the first to speak - providing an engaging and entertaining talk on supplier relationship management and how it adds value to an organisation.Mark Lamb, the CIPS General Manager of Asia Pacific, then provided an update on what was happening in the CIPS arena, including announcing this year’s Supply Management awards and advised that you needed to be in it to win it.Following Mark’s speech, 2015 Supply Management Award winner, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI,) provided a presentation delivered by its Senior Procurement Advisor, Adam Zaknik.Adam spoke about the DCSI’s winning submission in last year’s awards for Best Public Procurement Project, affording a great insight into a collaborative procurement exercise between SA and Victoria for domiciliary and disability equipment.Overall, the feedback from the event was very positive and planning is underway for further events.Thanks to all those who attended and also thanks to those who completed feedback sheets.  These will be reviewed at next week’s committee meeting.To gather further insight on how to prepare a successful awards submission you can view a short video aimed at providing valuable tips and tricks - watch video.To download the IACCM's presentation slides on Supplier Relationship Management, please click here.To download the DCSI's presentation slides on Best in Procurement, please click here.

    Thanks to the generous sponsorship of BAE Systems, more than 60 people escaped the comfort of their beds for the breakfast gathering at Adelaide’s Crown Plaza Hotel. 

    Despite the IT seemingly struggling with the early start, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management’s (IACCM) Director for Australia and New Zealand, Jennie Vickers, was the first to speak - providing an engaging and entertaining talk on supplier relationship management and how it adds value to an organisation.

    Mark Lamb, the CIPS General Manager of Asia Pacific, then provided an update on what was happening in the CIPS arena, including announcing this year’s Supply Management awards and advised that you needed to be in it to win it.

    Following Mark’s speech, 2015 Supply Management Award winner, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI,) provided a presentation delivered by its Senior Procurement Advisor, Adam Zaknik. Adam spoke about the DCSI’s winning submission in last year’s awards for Best Public Procurement Project, affording a great insight into a collaborative procurement exercise between SA and Victoria for domiciliary and disability equipment.

    Overall, the feedback from the event was very positive and planning is underway for further events.Thanks to all those who attended and also thanks to those who completed feedback sheets.  

    These will be reviewed at next week’s committee meeting.

    Events

    Christmas in July Pub Quiz
    Thursday, 26 July 2018 - ADELAIDE


    SA/NT Event: Breakfast Networking
    Wednesday, 5 September 2018 - ADELAIDE

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