Leader of the Year

Jodi Huebert, Head of Procurement and Access, Pacific National

Jodi Huebert was appointed Head of Procurement at Pacific National in 2018 with a broad remit across $950 million of direct and indirect spend. In this role, Jodi was tasked with making Pacific National’s procurement function strategic, influential and efficient. 

After conducting a maturity assessment, she established the processes, accountabilities, systems and a structure that empowered her team to deliver significant value, align with business priorities, and build strong stakeholder and supplier relationships. 

Jodi and her procurement team contribute strongly to diversity with representation from five cultural backgrounds and a 3:4 ratio of women to men. Under Jodi’s guidance, the team consistently exceeds financial benefit targets. 

Jodi’s leadership was crucial in the Covid-19 response and saw her rallying the team to ensure critical health and safety supplies were available to front-line workers. 

Outside of her work at Pacific National, Jodi is co-founder of a North Sydney CPO lunch series, and a Women in Procurement forum, which provides a space for women to connect and share experiences. She is also a guest lecturer at Macquarie University, as well as acting as a mentor in the PMP program and taking part as a judge for the CIPS Awards.