SA/NT Chair: Kendall Richardson, Procurement Consultant, Various
Establishing her formal procurement career in 2008, Kendall has held team member and autonomous influencing roles for organisations with complex multi-million dollar contracts for goods, services and construction. Whilst much of her experience has been in the public sector, Kendall has worked on large and complex projects including the iconic New Royal Adelaide Hospital, in leading procurements for Agencies like SAFECOM supporting the Emergency Services and SA Water on capital projects. With a Cert 4 in Procurement and Business Kendall is currently a student member of CIPS looking forward to completing her MCIPS in the near future.
Richard Burley MCIPS, Supply Chain Manager Redarc
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 became 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. In 2017 he joined ASC in Adelaide as Head of Inventory, working to support the Collins Class Submarine Projects. In 2019, Richard took up a newly created role at Redarc Electronics a dynamic and innovative Electronics company in Adelaide. Richard has joined their Leadership Team and is responsible for Planning, Procurement and Logistics for the Redarc group
Richard Peasgood MCIPS, Contracts Manager, Leigh Creek Energy Ltd
Richard Peasgood is Commercial & Procurement Manager for Leigh Creek Energy Limited. Prior to this role, Richard worked at Beach Energy and was a Managing Cosultant at Rowe Advisory. Richard also 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.
Paul Broadbridge, Chief Executive, Digital Bridge
Paul Broadbridge is a procurement, supply chain and business improvement leader who has worked at a State and National level in the Australian Healthcare system for over 12 years leading ‘whole of system’ initiatives to improve healthcare system outcomes. He has held numerous leadership roles to bring the healthcare community together to ensure that system change focuses not just on the what, but the why.
Paul works both nationally and globally in the healthcare industry to develop collaborative relationships that bring industry together to deliver tangible improvements to the way procurement and supply chain supports healthcare. This is through a combination of advocacy, strategy, business development, and program management.
Paul is passionate about driving change in healthcare, and through his former roles as Chief Digital Supply Chain Officer in the Australian Digital Health Agency, and Deputy Director, Procurement and Supply Chain Management for South Australia Health he has had the unique opportunity to lead programs of work to develop a digital health supply chain strategy for Australia, leading a whole of State (Province) transformation program to transition the organisation to a centre led model and increase the utilisation of identification and traceability standards (GS1) and solutions across the industry.
Sharron Bird FCIPS, Director, Adelaide Procurement
Sharron founded Adelaide Procurement in May 2018. Sharron specialises in providing Procurement Services and Supply Chain Management Consulting. Her professional career spans over 25 years where she has worked as a Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist in the military, defence, public and private sectors. She has held senior procurement and supply chain management roles, including roles with ZED Management Consulting, Alinta Energy, OZ Minerals, SA Health and the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) Program Management Office.
As an experienced leader of procurement professionals, Sharron is able to manage large and complicated procurement processes to ensure the outcomes of the business are met whilst ensuring that supplier and vendor relationships are maintained. She 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. She has strong time management and collaboration skills and is able to effectively prioritise and manage workloads. She is also a skilled mentor and is experienced in coaching staff to build their procurement knowledge, skills and capacity.
Melanie Cottell MCIPS, Chartered Professional, Manger Procurement Capability Development, Department of Treasury & Finance
Melanie has held a range of executive and leadership roles in the SA Government, including shaping and implementing policy and providing strategic oversight to the State’s Public Private Partnership arrangements. She lived in London for 9 years where she provided advice to the UK Government and local government in relation to large, complex, multi-billion dollar EU procurements; particularly Private Finance Initiatives. She holds qualifications in law, psychology and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Melanie is currently responsible for developing the capability of the SA government’s procurement and contract workforce. Melanie is a keen advocate for the profession and in particular for the attraction and retention of women to procurement.
Lee Houlson FCIPS, Head of Commercial & Procurement Function, BAE Systems Australia & CIPS Congress Representative -Australasia
Lee Houlson is a highly qualified procurement, contracts and risk management professional with extensive commercial experience dealing with blue chip clients across a number of industries including commercial construction, electricity infrastructure, oil & gas production, mining, aviation and defence industries, leading both commercial and procurement functions and engaging internal and external stakeholders to deliver organisation change.
In her current role as the Head of Commercial and Procurement Function at BAE Systems Australia, Lee has responsibility for all aspects of the function, including: category management; policy, process & governance; learning and development; training delivery; inventory & warehousing; business improvement; analytics; systems & tools; functional performance & reporting.
In addition to Lee’s core role, she is the enterprise champion for Indigenous Opportunity which is a key pillar of BAE Systems Diversity & Inclusion strategy, leading activities to identify opportunities and drive initiatives for Indigenous employment, engagement of Indigenous businesses in BAE Systems’ supply chain, and community engagement through leadership of the RAP working group. Lee has been the Supply Nation point of contact for BAE Systems since 2012 and is the relationship manager with The Indigenous Defence and Infrastructure Consortium (iDiC).
Lee has been an active member of the Australian Commercial & Procurement community for a number of years, participating in professional body forums with IACCM and CIPS and engaging with peers. A member of the CIPS SA/NT regional committee since 2016, and a founding member of both the SA Procurement Leaders Roundtable and the Australian Defence Industry Procurement Group (ADIPG) since 2013. The key focus of these forums is to raise awareness of the Procurement profession to attract new entrants as a career of choice, and to increase capability through Procurement professionalisation.
Shannon Bottrell, Owner/Director, Acuity Partners
Shannon began consulting on talent to the industry in South Australia and around the country in 2006. After establishing the procurement function for a large global firm (Adelaide) and being part of the leadership team for a national boutique procurement recruitment firm (Melbourne based) she established Acuity Partners in in 2013 to continue to provide specialist services to the procurement industry. Having been a member of both the Adelaide and Melbourne committees she has been a passionate supporter of and contributor to CIPS activities nationally including speaking at a number of events.
Shafick Elsayed, Supply Chain Lead, 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.
Michael Roberts FCIPS, Fit for Future Project Manager, GFG Alliance
Michael is a senior commercial and procurement leader, having held senior procurement roles in both private and government sector organisations. Michael’s current role as Fit for Future Project Manager, GFG Alliance is centred around Procurement Transformation and future business readiness for capital projects.
Prior to joining GFG, Michael was Director of Procurement Policy, Standards & Governance for the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Government of South Australia.
Other recent private sector experience includes BHP Billiton where Michael held a number of senior roles over a number of years including; Global Category Manager, Mining Equipment (Singapore), Procurement Lead ODP1 & Contracts Superintendent.