Day one – Tuesday 15 March 2022

Please note, all timings are in AEDT

08:15 – 08:45

Registration, Morning refreshments/Platform login

09:10 – 09:15

Welcome to Country

09:15 – 09:25

Chair’s opening remarks

Sharon Morris, General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, CIPS

09:25 – 09:50

Welcome from CIPS

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS

09:50 – 10:30

  • Ensuring your supply chain is innovative and fit for the future

  • Taking the opportunity to rebuild sustainably and integrate social value creation into your supply chain

  • Applying risk avergence strategies to strengthen resilience against natural emergencies

Yemi Penn, Global Thought Leader on Empowerment and Resilience

10:30 – 11:10

  • How have leadership strategies and approaches adapted during the crisis?
  • The importance of collaboration to improve outcomes and identify opportunities for innovation
  • How to move forward and safeguard vulnerable supply chains in ANZ?
Siju Johny, Chief Procurement Officer Tony Citera, General Manager of Procurement, Australia Post Lucie Chami, Chief Procurement Officer, Vitex Pharmaceuticals 

11:10 – 11:30

Morning networking break

11:30 – 12:00

  • What are the best practices for reporting and implementation? 
  • Looking beyond compliance to implementing good governance to minimise the risk of labour abuses in supply chains
  • Leveraging competitive advantage for your business and supply chains

Ro Coroneos, Head of Responsible Sourcing, Lendlease

Robin Mellon, CEO, Better Sydney

12:00 – 12:30

  • Closely aligning your sourcing strategy with business needs and goals 
  • Considering near-shoring options and incorporating more sustainable practices in your plan
  • Approaches to mitigating geopolitical instability and minimise risk

Darren Wedding, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Super Retail Group 

Brett D. Nolan, Head of Procurement, Tourism Australia

Aditi Cook, CPO, Ministry of Education of New Zealand

Chair: Andrew Brightmore, Executive Director, Compass Group & Foodbuy

12:30 – 13:35

Lunch break and networking

13:35 – 14:05

Select your breakout stream

Technology and Digitalisation


  • Their issues in dealing with buying enterprises across industry

  • The value of digital networks (Economic & Efficiency)

  • Ideas for engagement to help drive economic regeneration

Andrew Hunt, Director, Value Advisory, Intelligent Spend Management, SAP Rupa Thakkar, Product Manager, Integrity Health and Safety Sarah Vili, Customer Solution Architect, COS Priscilla Jeha, Founder, CEO, Together Society Tim Cohen, hief Operating Manager, Integrity Health and Safely

Andrew Hunt, Director, Value Advisory, Intelligent Spend Management, SAP

Social Value and Sustainability


  • How do you manage environmental exposure in your supply chain?
  • Effectively monitoring CSR impact across your supply chain 
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your supply chain sustainability initiative

Ben Ludik, Head of Procurement, Supply Chain and Property, Water Corporation

Shane Duran, Procurement Partner, Brisbane City Council

Risk Mitigation


  • The counter party risk landscape – what kind of risks should you be looking for, and how can data help identify these risk?
  • Foundations of an effective early risk detection management framework
  • Leveraging both data and technology for supply chain resilience and supplier risk profiling

Qing Liu, Global Industry Practice Lead, Moody’s Analytics

Chair: Georgie Farmer, Group Manager, Talent Services, Procurement, Microsoft

14:05 – 14:35

Streams continued

Technology and Digitalisation


  • How can the profession evolve with the aid of digitalisation?
  • How is cutting-edge technology currently being utilised in the industry?
  • What is the impact of technology and digitalisation on procurement and purchasing?

Professor Danny Samson, CoEditor in Chief, Operation Management Research, University of Melbourne

Adam Baker, Category Manager, Digital and IT, Latitude FInancial Service

Chair: Susan Hungar, Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW

Social value and Sustainability


  • Unpacking the first-of-its-kind State of Social Procurement Report to explore how procurement professionals can generate positive social change
  • Examining the role of intermediaries and internal champions in driving social value
  • Where to from here? How can we better harness the power of social procurement

Mike McKinstry, CEO, Social Traders

Paul Barbaro, Executive General Manager, genU

James Muskett, Client Engagement Manager, IPA

Shane Duran, Procurement Partner, Brisbane City Council

Risk Mitigation


  • Risk is here to stay, it’s how we embrace it that’s important.
  • How mature is your organisation in terms of Supplier Risk Management?
  • How important is an investment in risk reduction/management in 2022?

Alan Day, Chairman & Founder, State of Flux

Georgie Farmer, Group Manager, Talent Services, Procurement,  Microsoft

14:35 – 15:05

Streams continued

Technology and Digitalisation


  • How Procurement teams can innovate and support revenue growth 
  • What obstacles organisations are facing – and how to overcome them 
  • How to best leverage technology to build resilience and increase strategic value

Speaker: Alex Saric, Chief Marketing Officer, Ivalua

Susan Hungar, Contract and Supplier Relationship Specialist, TAFE NSW

Social value and Sustainability


  • How to set clear supply chain sustainability targets to report progress
  • Implement ESG supply chain requirements through formal contracts
  • Establishing adequate governance structures and creating incentives to improve supply chain performance

Patrick Higging, Principal, PSCM Advisory, Avetta

Adam Boyle, SVP APAC and Workforce, Avetta

Shane Duran, Procurement Partner, Brisbane City Council

Risk Mitigation


  • What poor risk management costs enterprises?
  • Understanding exposure to various levels of risk across the supply chain
  • Key structural and technology-focused processes that enable resiliency and manage risk
  • How to prepare – today – for tomorrow’s risk events?

James McParlane, Director, GEP

Tom Zielinski, Senior Director – Services, GEP

Chair: Georgie Farmer, Group Manager, Talent Services, Procurement, Microsoft

15:05 – 15:35

Afternoon networking break

15:35 – 16:15

  • Procurement as a business partner: How do we continue to add strategic value to the organisation?
  • Building stakeholder engagement to transform procurement into a business critical function
  • Thinking business first and function second – how to reinvent ourselves to keep up with business developments
Jean-Michel Carriere, Executive Director Finance and Procurement, Transport for NSW
Rajesh Singh, General Manager Value Management, Spark New Zealand
Elizabeth Stavreski, Executive Director, Procurement at South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance
Tania Seary, General Manager, Community and Social Innovation, Auckland Council

16:15 – 16:55

  • Inspirational business leader’s journey talking about their experiences building a career from procurement to the top
  • Bringing procurement to the board and overcoming leadership challenges 
  • Coming from a procurement background, what do you expect your procurement  team to deliver?

Roger Gray, Chief Executive Officer, Lyttleton Port

16:55 – 17:00

CIPS closing remarks

Networking Dinner 

Please note, Conference and Networking Dinner tickets are sold separately


Drinks Reception


Welcome and entertainment




2021 Awards Presentation


After party



Please note, the programme is subject to change without notice.