NSW Webinar: The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Thursday, 28 May 2020 - WEBINAR

NSW Webinar: The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

CIPS NSW is pleased to invite you to a webinar on the topic of The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) - How can Procurement play a role in driving social change/ impact? Would you like to help use and understand better the power of procurement to help drive social change? Are you already doing this and would like some more tips? Join industry experts to hear about how you can help your organisation implement an Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). You will learn what it is, how Procurement can get involved, the impact that this initiative has had on an Indigenous Owned Business and how Supply Nation can help you drive spend towards Indigenous Owned Businesses.


    Join us to hear from a Panel of experts including:

    • Laura Berry - CEO of Supply Nation
    • John Briggs - Indigenous Specialist
    • Catherine Wright - General Manager CMJ Wholesale
    • Andrew Brightmore FCIPS - Executive Director of Foodbuy Australia

    CORRECTION NOTICE: We sincerely apologies for the change in speaker details, however Liam Harte who was advertised in the email sent on 19 May 2020 is unfortunately unavailable and has been replaced with Catherine Wright from CMJ Wholesale. 

    This event is suitable for:

    • CIPS Members Procurement Professionals, 
    • all members and non-members CPO, CFO and Business Managers and
    • Individuals interested in indigenous related topics


    10:55Webinar opens
    11:00CIPS Welcome & Introductions Sharon Morris
    11:05Webinar Host WelcomeJoanne Kennett
    11:10Q&A Panel Discussion
    11:35Audience Q&A
    11:50Webinar Closing


    Laura Berry

    Laura Berry

    CEOSupply Nation

    Laura was appointed CEO of Supply Nation in 2015, having been involved with the organisation since its inception through her work with two founding member companies. Laura joined Supply Nation following four years at Qantas where she led Qantas Group’s Corporate Community Investment Program.

    With over two decades of experience in stakeholder management, risk mitigation and reputation management, Laura’s career has spanned both private and public sectors. Since taking the reins at Supply Nation, Laura has led the organisation through a significant period of growth: doubling the membership base, growing the supplier base by over 300% and increasing the national footprint of the organisation.

    Laura is currently a member of Telstra’s Indigenous Advisory Committee, and both McKinsey & Company and NRMA’s RAP Steering Committees. Laura holds a Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of Technology, Sydney; is a graduate of the AICD Company Director’s Course, and holds memberships of the AICD and Women on Boards.

    Laura has previously held directorships of Engineering Aid Australia, Supply Nation and Indigenous Business Australia’s Cooee Traveller. Laura was also previously a director and the Chairperson of CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program.

    In September 2018, Laura was announced as one of the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Women of Influence.

    Laura proudly identifies with her Aboriginal and Italian heritage and was born and raised in Canberra

    John Briggs

    John Briggs

    Indigenous SpecialistJohn Briggs Consultancy

    As a leading specialist in the field of training and facilitation, John Briggs has an exceptional talent for bringing each participant, organisation and audience along on a journey of discovery.

    John is passionate about what he does and his ability to take a balanced approach in delivering niche workshop and facilitation services, which are genuine, engaging and professional, is a real point of difference. John’s collaborative style and high level of expertise has led many major corporate, government and non-government sector organisations to engage John Briggs and continue to promote him as a consultant of choice right across Australia.

    INDIGENOUS SPECIALIST - John Briggs is highly skilled and knowledgeable in the area of Indigenous inclusion, with more than 25 years experience. This combined with his personable style of facilitation, which is respectful and non-confrontational, has earnt him a reputation as a leader in Indigenous consultation and advice. John’s aptitude and flair for creating culturally safe environments allows each client to unearth and challenge unconscious bias around the engagement and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This approach has empowered many organisations from all sectors to develop and implement successful

    Reconciliation Action Plans, set Indigenous targets and go on to achieve these well into the future.

    SCOPE OF WORK - John Briggs work involves research, planning and development with audiences of all levels and backgrounds, Including executive managers, government representatives, employees in urban and remote locations, students, educators and children. John’s training content covers political, legislative and economic pillars in a historic and current context; allowing participants to gain a better understanding about Indigenous governance moving forward in a holistic framework.

    Catherine Wright

    Catherine Wright

    General ManagerCMJ Wholesales

    Catherine started her career in ATSILS Ipswich, where Catherine originates as a Jagera woman. Catherine managed a Healing Centre in Central Queensland that dealt with issues of Family Violence and therapeutic healing practices that is driven from the ground up employing principles of community development to achieve outcomes. Catherine’s experience working in the public and community sectors brings a level of skill, expertise and knowledge to CMJ Wholesale that saw a restructure and implementation of strategic objectives that focuses on the core business of food distribution to Corporate Australia. 

    Catherine Wright commenced in 2015 as the General Manager as a result of Catherine purchasing 60% of the business and now is 100% Owner and Managing Director. Catherine is responsible for the administration and financial management of the business. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the ANU and has held positions as the National Policy Manager of NACCHO, Operations Manager of NSWALC, worked in the Attorney-General Department and AIATSIS during her working life.

    CMJ values employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the local areas to stimulate the economy and give real economic prospects to individuals and their families. CMJ is a certified Business with Supply Nation in 2017 and is a member of the NSW Indigenous Chamber and NSW Shoalhaven Business Chamber of Commerce. The business is extremely organised and has well established processes and procedures in place including HACCP certification and has an accredited supply chain management system in place.

    Andrew Brightmore FCIPS

    Andrew Brightmore FCIPS

    Executive DirectorFoodbuy Australia

    Andrew Brightmore FCIPS is a procurement practitioner of 26 years and a member of CIPS for 22 of them. With a career spanning military, private, public and consulting environments Andrew has supported, designed or lead procurement functions, strategic transformations, acquisition synergy programs and broader business performance transformation programs across 17 countries and with global organisations such as Toyota, Honeywell, General Electric and KPMG. Andrew has been a CPO for a number of organisations and is currently an Executive Director of Compass Group Australia (the world’s and Australia’s largest food service organisation and of the Foodbuy Australia organisation, the largest food service and hospitality industry procurement outsourcing organisation in Australia.


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