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. 


    WA Co-Chair: Rashi Sehgal (Committee Member s.2015) 

    Rashi takes a vision and makes it reality through sound strategy development. Her ‘Why’ for CIPS is to elevate Contracts & Procurement as a profession of creating, protecting and sustaining value.

    Rashi is a Senior Associate of Value Management Consulting. She enjoys solving complex problems and can balance strategy with efficient, high quality delivery. As a trusted contributor to the Business, Rashi listens, facilitates and supports business functional managers in leading their technology driven program of work. Rashi is accustomed to leading complex multi-discipline contracts for capital works, technology modernisation, digital programs of business change leadership with full ownership of stakeholder management, communications, commercial, financial and risk oversight.

    Rashi leveraged upon her early career in construction to re-imagine and re-engineer a career in business-centric technology management. Her 18 years of ERP transformation roles consisted of Finance, HR, Asset, Vendor, eProcurement, eHealth, education system integrations alongside specialist capability uplift projects centred around people-process-operational readiness-technology. Clients appreciate her straight talk, often unconventional perspectives, the breadth and depth of her industry experience.

    In 2018, Rashi was elected as the CIPS Western Australia Branch Chair. Rashi and the Committee aims to deliver the value proposition of being a CIPS member.

    Rashi is a MCIPS candidate and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Rashi holds a Professional Doctorate and a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Queensland University of Technology.

    Connect with Rashi on LinkedIn


    WA Commitee: Colin Ooi (Committee Member s.2020) 

    Colin is an experienced leader with an extensive and successful procurement track record, leading procurement and business improvement/transformation programs in a global context. Colin has led diverse and cross-functional teams to deliver sustainable solutions while maximising value for a range of indirect categories including Enterprise Technology, Travel & Accommodation and Corporate Services.

    Colin's leadership style focuses on creating a high-performance culture through a collaborative, team-based approach, empowerment through coaching and building capabilities, and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure deliverables are met.

    Connect with Colin on LinkedIn

    WA Committee: David Seaton (Committee Member s.2017) 

    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.

    Connect with David on LinkedIn

    WA Committee: Donato Manfredi (Committee Member s.2019) 

    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 experienced professional.

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

    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). With WA Health his responsibilities included management of the organisation’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.

    Connect with Donato on LinkedIn

    WA Committee: Lindsey Gallacher, MCIPS (Committee Member s.2018) 

    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.

    Connect with Lindsey on LinkedIn

    WA Committee: Lara Reardon (Committee Member s.2018) 

    Bio to come soon


    WA Committee: Richard Botfield (Committee Member s.2020) 

    Most of Richard’s career is based within a residential construction sector, multiple roles within all aspects of residential building and construction, including operations, productivity and leading teams. In more recent years, an opportunity to build and develop a Procurement team within the construction industry.

     Presently employed within one of Australia’s leading Construction, Property and Finance Groups, Richard is responsible for the Procurement and Contract function across all procurement aspects within the Group. Key functions include diverse and high value negotiations, procurement governance and sustainability, contract compliance, change management and development of key stakeholder partnerships.

    Richard is a motivated, authentic and trusted industry professional. He is excited to part of the CIPS membership and community, and is interested in adding value to the CIPS community and to assist with building continued success of CIPS membership.

    A Father of three children, his interests are family, cycling and travel.

    Connect with Richard on LinkedIn


    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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