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