About Procurement Australia

For over 35 years, Procurement Australia has been one of Australia’s leading procurement services companies. We are regarded as a leader in negotiating and facilitating contracts for members and clients with decades of experience across both the private and public sectors. We always work in partnership with our buyers and suppliers to find innovative and sustainable solutions to procurement challenges.

At Procurement Australia, we are proudly member-led. We always strive to get our members what they want – no matter their industry, or how big or small. At Procurement Australia, we get it.

Our Proud History

Procurement Australia has a proud history in the procurement space. We work in close partnership with long-standing and emerging suppliers and members to find and deliver the most innovative and sustainable supply chain solutions. Throughout our long history, we’ve continued to evolve and grow as a business in order to best support our members’ procurement goals, no matter their size or industry.

We began our journey as MAPS Group in 1985 on the back of the City of Melbourne’s establishment of a buying group for 14 Melbourne municipal councils. Since then, we have lent  our procurement expertise throughout the local government sector around the country. We’ve also expanded our work into other areas including government authorities, not-for-profits and the private sector. In the mid-2000s we began trading as Procurement Australia.

On the back of this change, in 2017 we acquired Church Resources’ from the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission (ACBC) when it was one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit aggregated buying groups. In 2018, we added another pivotal offering to our business suite , Space Station – a modern co-working space featuring the comforts of a modern office with flexibility to suit a range of different needs.

Today, we are proud to be one of the leading procurement services companies in Australia. By integrating the strengths of our once separate public and not-for-profit approaches to procurement, we are able to move forward confidently as one organisation. In doing so, we remain deeply committed to supporting all our members to reach their procurement goals, no matter their size, sector or required solution.

Our Approach

At Procurement Australia, we do procuring differently. This difference is apparent in how we approach every single contract, member interaction and procurement opportunity in the market.

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At Procurement Australia, we are proud to be one of the nation’s largest member-led procurement solutions companies. Part of being member-led means we are focused on doing what’s right for all of us — for our members, our suppliers and for the planet.

With meaningful partnerships at the heart of everything we do, we know that we cannot achieve this on our own. We need our members and suppliers behind us every step of the way.

Our Services

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How we set the benchmark

We’re proud to set the benchmark for outstanding procurement for all Australian organisations to aspire to in terms of standard of accountability, transparency, social responsibility and compliance. We are determined to continue to build upon our reputation as a leader in the procurement space – we want to be a driving force behind the next era of holistic and ethical procurement around Australia.

We understand the marketplace

As one of Australia’s largest procurement services companies, we understand how to get the best possible outcomes for our members. With portfolios exceeding hundreds of millions and millions more products aggregated for our members every day, we understand what good procurement looks like. We get what our members need, both now and for the future.

We are the go-to experts

Our focus is to always deliver a 10/10 level of customer service for all our members. The Procurement Australia team has decades of experience across all of our business areas, making us one of the most skilled procurement teams in Australia. Whether you’ve worked with us for years or you are a new member, we are here to ensure every member gets what they need the first time around.

Procurement Australia Governance & Probity

As a leading procurement organisation, Governance, Probity, and accreditations are essential in aligning our service delivery to best-practise standards. 

This improves our overall performance and provides products and services that adhere to statutory requirements and meet our members' governance requirements.

Procurement Australia is also audited by the Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VAGO).


We deliver a public sector compliant tender process:

 -  Local Government Act compliance in New South Wales (S55)

 -  ISO 9001 -2015 quality management system alignment

 -  Deliver a contract outcome that provides Procurement Australia members with a panel of experienced contractors capable of providing the requirements

 -  Provide a centrally managed standing offer contract that also allows for RFQ activity at any time for specific Member requirements

  -  To pre-qualify vendors that can be utilised by Members at any stage of the contract life cycle.

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Meet Our Board Members


Glenn Patterson

Chair of the Board

Chief Executive Officer, City of Casey

Bachelor of Business (RMIT), Master of Business (RMIT), Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Course / Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership Level 2 accredited organisation coach/IPAA
Executive Integrity and Ethics Leadership Program graduate.

Appointed Board Member: 25/05/2015. Appointed Board Chair 01/10/2022.

With 35 years’ senior leadership experience, Glenn has been the City of Casey CEO since September 2018
having previously been CEO of Yarra Ranges Council for 10 years and CEO of Baw Baw and Colac Otway
Councils. He has also been CEO of a Melbourne-based property development group and owned and
operated his own property-related business on the Mornington Peninsula.


Stephen Griffin

Board Member

B.App Sc, DipEd, Grad Dip L.G, M.B Man.

Appointed Board Member: 23/05/2014

Stephen started his local government career at the City of Melbourne in 1986 after a short career in
secondary school teaching in Geelong. Stephen’s career at City of Melbourne included management
positions in recreation, home and community care and general management. Stephen then moved to
Werribee – Wyndham City Council prior to local government amalgamation. Stephen managed the areas
of Recreation, Enterprise Support and was Director of Corporate Services in a period where the population
in the municipality grew by 8% per annum and was one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia.
While at Wyndham, Stephen completed his Masters of Business Management. He took up the role of General
Manager – Corporate Services at the City of Greater Geelong in 2007. In 2009 Stephen was appointed Chief
Executive Officer of the City of Greater Geelong and then in 2014 became the Chief Executive Officer of the
Victoria State Emergency Service. Stephen brings to the Board extensive experience in local government
management, as well as broad management expertise developed over several years.


Vijaya Vaidyanath

Board Member

Senior Executive Fellow, John F Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University); Fellow of IPAA
Victoria; MBA (JM Katz Graduate School of Business); MA (Economics) and a BA (Economics) (University of

Appointed Board Member: 23/05/14.

Vijaya is renowned for her innovation, integrity, inspiring leadership style and unique ability to deliver results,
together with her interest in social justice and value-based leadership. She has previously held positions as
CEO of Homes Melbourne in the City of Melbourne, and earlier roles as the CEO, City of Yarra and CEO at two
large metro councils in New Zealand. Vijaya is currently on the Boards of Parks Victoria, Ambulance Victoria
and Vision Super and is also the current chair of Audit Risk and Compliance Committee at Parks Victoria.



Board Member

B Ec. M Comm. GAIDC.

Appointed Board Member: 22/02/19.

Tricia Klinger joined the Procurement Australasia Ltd. Board on 22 Feb 2019. She brings to the board over
20 years’ leadership experience in corporate governance, marketing strategy, reputation management and
customer centred product innovation with leading brands in both Australia and Asia.
Tricia is a Non-Executive Director of Aspermont, an ASX listed media company, and on the AMP
Superannuation Ltd Board and is a former Board Director of Rigetti Australia, a computing startup owned by
US based Rigetti Computing.



Board Member

Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), Grad Dip Legal Practice (Monash University), Bachelor of Arts
(Monash University), Company Directorship (Australian Institute of Company Directors).

Appointed Board Member: 01/07/22

Leah has extensive experience in strategy, governance, data analytics and risk management developed
over the course of her career spanning a range of commercial and procurement leadership roles including
Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement at Afterpay and Head of Procurement IT, Qantas Airways. Leah
has also held commercial roles at Jetstar Airways and BHP Billiton. Leah is currently focussed on strategic
partnerships at ANZ Banking Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her time
operating in a corporate capacity in these roles and is especially adept at driving governance improvements
and mitigating operational risks, while also maintaining a strong organisational culture.
Leah is serving as a Board Director at a not-for-profit organisation, Rare Cancers Australia and is a former
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for ELMO Software
(formerly ASX: ELO).


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Meet Our Executive Team

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Chief Executive Officer

MBA, Grad Dip (Marketing), GAICD, FIML

Steven is a respected company leader with over 25 years of leadership experience, delivering both growth and shareholder value in competitive market sectors such as FMCG consumer products, specialised Industrial product markets and Agricultural production systems across Australian and international customer markets.

With a high capacity to foster relationships, challenge norms and lead innovation, Steven brings diverse expertise in consumer and B2B markets, strategic thought leadership, organisational transformation, multi-sales channel development, global procurement, brand development and leadership of multi-site manufacturing operations and supply chains.

Steven’s leadership experience includes driving growth in the Pacific including New Zealand, Europe, China, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America for organisations including as Managing Director for Castlegate James Australasia, Nutrano Produce Group, Patties Foods Limited (ASX) and Saint-Gobain. His experience also includes senior executive roles at George Weston Foods, Findus Australia, National Foods Limited and Simplot Australia.

Also a seasoned non-executive director, Steven brings experience in ASX-level financial oversight, investor relations, IPOs and capital raising, Risk management and boardroom governance. Steven has actively contributed as a NED to the leadership of Wingara Ag Ltd (ASX), Meat & Livestock Australia, Davies Bakeries, Accord Australasia and Open Family Australia.



Brendan Hoare

Director, Strategic Sourcing

Brendan is a strategic procurement and logistics professional with a career spanning more than 20 years’ in industry and public sector entities across the eastern seaboard of Australia. Brendan joined Procurement Australia in 2011 having held previous positions of Director, Strategic Procurement with University of Melbourne, Procurement Director at Victoria’s largest public health service, Monash Health and Procurement Management roles with Hilton International and Carlton Hotel groups. Brendan is well versed in Procurement & Supply Chain advisory consulting to a range of industries across the nation. With solid operational and project management expertise involving diverse procurement portfolios, Brendan is responsible for Procurement Australasia’s strategic procurement, tender and contract management team and functions along with their commercial and contractual outcomes.


Georgia Argyropoulos

Director, Strategy & Innovation

Georgia Argyropoulos is a skilled executive with extensive experience in the banking and logistics industries. Georgia began her career with the Commonwealth Bank where she spent more than 15 years working first in retail banking and communications before moving into project management in a variety of fields including performance monitoring and reporting, and business process analysis and reengineering before joining Procurement Australia in 2014.

At Procurement Australia Georgia is responsible for Board matters, strategy execution across the business and the account management of the Information Technology and Quality Management portfolios. Georgia is also responsible for key cross functional business projects, their performance monitoring and reporting, and risk management.


Devraj Kanakappan

Director, Finance & Human Resources

Devraj is a professionally qualified and experienced finance executive with extensive senior level commercial, financial and accounting experience gained from working in the manufacturing, import, wholesale, retail, and construction industries in Australia, and overseas in Oman and India. Prior to joining Procurement Australia in 2016, he was the Financial Controller with Australia’s national furniture and particle board manufacturer and importer, the DIM Group based in Melbourne. Devraj is responsible for the company’s annual budgets and forecasts, statutory accounts and monthly financial management reporting together with managing the company’s investments, cash flow and treasury functions. His well-honed skills enable him to contribute constructively to strategic business planning, contract governance and administration.


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