WA 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 WA Branch is an active committee represented by dedicated volunteer CIPS Members, the committee host multiple local events and relevant current topics to raise your company's profile within the procurement community! It also creates great opportunities to network and stay connected with   If you are interested please contact the committee at wa@cipsa.com.au

    Stay connected with procurement and supply chain professionals in WA and join the CIPS WA Committee LinkedIn Group for the latest news and information shared by the local committee. 

    Find out what's been happening recently

    WA Branch Committee – April Event (Procurement's role in Indigenous business engagement)

    WA Branch Committee – May Event (Managing the Supply Chain in a Crisis featuring Mike Utsler)


    WA Co-Chair: Rashi Sehgal

    Rashi is the Director at value insights and an Associate of VMC. Rashi is passionate about promoting contracts and procurement as a profession that adds value at the enterprise, social and governance level. Rashi volunteered her time in developing the WA Committee in 2015. In 2017, Rashi rejoined the Committee and was elected as WA Co-Chair in October 2018 and continues to contribute to the strategic objectives of CIPS Australasia while delivering value to WA CIPS members

    Rashi's career has progressed from architecture and design to ERP implementation programs spanning a range of business and IT transformations and organisational change projects such as e-procurement, establishing portfolio management capability, as well as IT service contract management through to serving on Boards as a Non-Executive Director.

    Her 15 years of technology-enabled business transformation experience spans across private, public and global listed organisations. Rashi’s relocation to the West in 2014 saw her extend into an operations management role leading sustaining capital Defence projects, managing infrastructure and operational capital-intensive asset contract negotiations achieving national and local strategic outcomes. In parallel, Rashi has been serving the For-Purpose sector involving education, training and community service organisations. Rashi draws from these integrated experiences and disciplines in supporting and developing teams, peers, clients and executives.

    Rashi is blessed with two awesome children who remain her source of curiosity and growth. Rashi is aspiring for an MCIPS accreditation and enjoys karate training.

    Rashi’s credentials include BSc Architecture (Birla Institute of Technology), Masters of IT and a Doctoral thesis on user empowerment enabling business system implementations (Queensland University of Technology). Her professional certifications include CGEIT ISACA, Certified Practicing Project Manager AIPM, PRINCE2 practitioner, Mental Health First Aider, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training, and a recent Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    WA Co-Chair: Rob Goulding

    Rob's recent award and recognition of MCIPS compliments 15 years of continuing international contracting and procurement experience for both clients and contractors. My current passion is a goal to implement medium- and long-term continuous drilling sequences that provide the benefits of continuity, efficiency & performance, resource levelling & development and cost surety. 

    Rob's team leads solutions that deliver the organisations upstream exploration and drilling category management & strategic sourcing goals. We improve and follow company processes to ensure stakeholders manage their portfolios effectively and implement contracts quickly with technically compliant contractors at the lowest cost and risk under all petroleum fiscal regimes.

    Rob aims to bring passion and drive to further build the reputation and importance of CIPS as a key tool to the standardisation and recognition of procurement and supply.

    A vision where all procurement and supply professionals are MCIPS qualified individuals that in turn simplifies, standardises and makes resourcing flex across industries streamlined and efficient. Sharing of experience across different employers and industry with a view to promoting the importance of best practice and continuous improvement principles. 

    WA Education Lead: June Evangelista

    Before joining Woodside, June had over 21 years of Oil and Gas experience with BP in the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream across a broad range of C&P roles. She has held roles based in Europe, Australasia, Azerbaijan, Algeria, and implemented and led a Global Category (Seismic) , worked as a regional SME on C&P deploying global process, and held various Team Leader positions.

    She currently works at Woodside leading the Subsurface and Supply C&P Teams including Drilling and Completions, Exploration, Subsea and Pipelines, and Logistics.

    She has a first degree in History and English, an MBA with focused subjects on Strategy and Procurement, and attained MCIPS in 2003 (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply).

    WA Committee member: David Seaton

    David is a Senior Manager within PwC Perth’s Management Consulting team. David has 16 years’ experience in strategy execution across a range of industries. David is a commercially-focussed, outcomes-orientated professional with deep experience in generating tangible business value through the execution of corporate strategy for large blue-chip clients with challenging transformation agendas.

    David works with iconic Western Australian businesses to improve the operations of their Commercial functions, delivering capability uplift across distributed workforces, enabling cultural change to support the business changes and unlocking considerable value through cost saving initiatives.

    Before joining PwC, David has worked with other Tier 1 professional services firms and boutique consultancies across Australia and Europe.

    David holds a MA in International Business and Languages from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and is currently completing an MA in Applied Finance. In 2017, David was elected to the committee of CIPS WA and takes pride in delivering value to the member base.

    WA Committee Member: Donato Manfredi

    With a few years’ international trade, project management and procurement experience, gained from various roles in Europe and Australia over the past 18 years, Donato is a results orientated and confident professional.

    Donato started his career in Italy as Accountant in Rome, and as a Commercial & (European – EU) Industry Laws Supervisor; in 2004 moved to Australia working for the Italian Trade Commission in Perth, and continued his career in Australia working in procurement for the WA Department of Finance (Government Procurement).

    Presently employed within the WA Health Department, Donato is responsible for the management of the organization’s Software Asset portfolios, and associated processes that identify, understand and manage the financial, licensing and contractual aspects of IT software assets through their life cycle.

    Donato has an Honour Degree in Economics and Commerce (Thesis in Applied Economics and Statistics), and has complimented his education with post graduate courses in Banking, Finance and Financial Markets, a Project Management Diploma and a CIPS Diploma.

    Donato is passionate about sponsoring Contracting and Procurement (C&P) as a profession, its principles (Transparency, integrity, economy, openness, fairness, competition and accountability), and the values and benefits that C&P can add to an organisation.

    WA Committee member: Lindsey Gallacher

    Lindsey is a Manager in Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations practice focused on Asset Management and Supply Chain Management.  Lindsey’s specialty is logistics, supply chain and operational improvement on Major Capital Projects.  Her experience includes optimizing port, supply base, and construction site (or offshore platform) integration operations at Geoje (South Korea), Henderson (WA), Dampier (WA), Darwin (NT) and mining operations based in WA. 

    Her leadership foundations were created during her 5 years as a Royal Signals Commissioned Officer in the British Army, with deployments worldwide.

    Lindsey holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Curtin University. Her professional qualifications include certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, PRINCE2 practitioner and a City & Guilds Graduateship in Leadership and Management. Lindsey completed her Master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with a thesis focused on understanding value creation of Blockchain in the supply chain at Cranfield School of Management, UK.

    WA Committee Member: Sunny Reddy 

    Sunny has significant experience of enabling large global businesses through Category Management, providing deep IT expertise and building a detailed understanding of the supply market. With over 12 years of direct commercial and technology experience, Sunny has worked for IT consultancies as well as within IT category manager roles across Energy & Natural Resources, Utilities, Public, Higher Education and Financial sectors. This is supported by deep technology understanding and technical experience with a MEng in Software Engineering and MSC in Motorsport Engineering & Management.  

    Sunny specialises in bridging Technology and commercial functions through a deep understanding of the technology market to develop commercial strategies through active category management, supplier relationship management, high-value negotiations, directly negotiating over $250m of contracts over the full spectrum of IT categories (Services, Hardware, Software, Telco). Sunny has direct experience of leading supplier engagements across mining production automation, IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, SAP & Oracle ERP solutions, global network services, infrastructure, custom software development and maintenance, IT service management as well as innovative solutions with NASA.

    Married with 2 children, Sunny enjoys time with the family along WA’s amazing coastline and training for his blue belt in Jishukan Ju-Jitsu.


    WA Committee member: Lara Reardon


    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 WA, are all delivered by leading procurement practitioners and consultants. 

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



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