VIC/TAS 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.

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    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


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    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 VIC and TAS, are all delivered by leading procurement practitioners and consultants. 

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



    VIC Chair: TBA

    VIC Vice-Chair: TBA
    VIC Committee: Sinead Williams - Assistant Director Strategic Procurement and Contracts at Australian Taxation Office
    Sinead is an Assistant Director Strategic Procurement and Contracts at the Australian Taxation Office.  Her career has spanned 7 organisations across 3 countries – Ireland (Irish Tourist Board, Trinity College Dublin), the UK (Bain & Co.) and Australia (La Trobe University, Slade Group, WMC Resources Ltd and currently the ATO).  She holds a B.A. (Hons) in German and French from University College Dublin. Having been a senior HR practitioner for over 10 years, Sinead became interested in procurement when she was appointed Contracts Lead for the ATO’s Labour Hire Panel tender in 2013 and commenced CIPS qualifications by self-study.  She recently completed the CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply. 
    VIC Committee: Luke Tindale - CEO, Finsbury Green
    Luke was appointed CEO of Finsbury Green in 2018 and has been in the printing industry for over 20 years. He has worked with many procurement and category managers to review and improve print related supply chains. His specific focus is on simplification, cost reduction, rationalisation, process improvement, integration, transparency and e-tools. Luke seeks to improve and innovate the print and marketing services category and has also served as a CIPS Australasia, Victorian council member for eight years. 

    VIC Committee: Tim Richter, Procurement Leader at Marsh and McLennan Group of Companies (Pacific)
    Tim is the Procurement Leader for Mercer (Australia), part of the Marsh & McLennan group of companies. He has 20 years of experience in the Financial Services industry (Superannuation and Banking) having previously worked at ANZ. Tim has a passion for problem solving, and working with Suppliers who can help deliver innovative solutions and continuous improvement in a broad spectrum of areas, drawing on a range of Procurement skills, especially Supplier Relationship & Stakeholder Management.

    VIC Committee: Jose Millan - Procurement Category Manager, University of Melbourne
    Jose is a systems engineer with 13 years of experience across numerous multinational organisations (PwC, Kraft, BP, InBev) in various countries (Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil) . He has worked in procurement for 6 years specialising in market intelligence and insight, cost modelling, analytics and benefit calculation. He is currently working as a Procurement Category Manager at the University of Melbourne. 

    VIC Committee: Sylwia Logan, Department of Premier and Cabinet
    Sylwia is a Senior Adviser - Procurement | Corporate Services at the Department of Premier and Cabinet Victoria. She a is tertiary qualified professional with a Masters in Information Management and is currently studying towards MCIPS by completing the Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Sylwia has worked in Poland, the UK and now Australia. Sylwia is passionate about growing the awareness of procurement as it is a largely unexplored and a still developing field. 


    VIC Committee: Anne Clay

    VIC Committee:  Lee Tiong 

    VIC Committee:  Adrienne Fanning 

    VIC Committee:  KP Singh

    VIC Committee:  Henry Rodriguez

    VIC Committee:  Phil Chalkley

    VIC Committee:  Ravi Kotecha

    VIC Committee:  Sourabh Kanwar

    VIC Committee:  Srini Ramayanam 



    TAS Sub-Committee Chair: Rene Kling, FCIPS - Program Manager Supply Chain Management,  Tasmania University College

    Over 30 years experience in procurement and supply chain for a range of organisations. Appointed as FCIPS in February 2009. Qualifications include Master of Business in Logistics Management, MBA, Master of e-Commerce, an LLM in Public Procurement Law and Policy and a Masters of History.

    Started my own training and consultancy business over 16 years ago and we are a CIPS Centre of Merit Study Centre with over 250 students studying the CIPS qualifications world-wide.

    Lecturing on a fractional basis for the University of Tasmania for 2 years, as well as the University College and previously for Central Queensland University for 8 years.

    Specialties: Procurement, Contract Law and Management, Negotiation and Supply Chain - Training and Consulting

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