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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Our Board Members
Chair of the Board
Chief Executive Officer, City of Casey
Appointed Non-Executive Director: 25/05/2015. Appointed Board Chair 01/10/2022.
With 34 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.
Chief Executive Officer, State Emergency Service VIC
Appointed Non-Executive Director: 23/05/2014
Stephen started his local government career at the City of Melbourne. Then moved to Werribee – Wyndham City Council. 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. 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.
Chief Executive Officer, Homes Melbourne, City of Melbourne
Appointed Non-Executive Director: 23/05/14.
Vijaya Vaidyanath is the CEO of Homes Melbourne in the City of Melbourne. Prior to this role, Vijaya spent close to a decade as CEO, City of Yarra and also as CEO at two large metro councils in New Zealand. She also worked for 15 years as a Senior Executive in the Reserve Bank in India with brief stints in the USA before migrating to New Zealand. Vijaya is currently on the Boards of Parks Victoria, Ambulance Victoria, Vision Super and Zoos Victoria. She is also the current chair of Audit Risk and Compliance Committee at Parks Victoria and Chair of Werribee Expansion Steering Committee.
Appointed Non-Executive Director: 22/02/19.
Tricia 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 also holds a Board role at Rigetti Australia, a leading quantum computing startup owned by US based Rigetii Computing. Tricia is also a Non-Executive Director of Aspermont, an ASX listed media company, and on the AMP Superannuation Ltd Board.
Appointed Non-Executive Director 21/12/1992. Appointed Chair: 1996 to 2007 and 21 February 2014 to 30 September 2022.
A founding Director of Procurement Australasia Ltd, Ken is a civil engineer, town planner and company director. With extensive experience as a Chief Executive, City Engineer and Consultant in Local Government, Ken is a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He has served as a Government appointed independent chair of a number of major infrastructure projects including the Geelong Bypass, Sugarloaf Pipeline, Peninsula Link, Barwon Heads Bridge Echuca-Moama Bridge Projects, and the Western Highway – Anthony’s Cutting Project. Ken has direct expertise in governance, tendering and contract management together with an expansive understanding of procurement procedures across a range of public sectors.
Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), Grad Dip Legal Practice (Monash University), Bachelor of Arts (Monash University), Company Directorship (Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Leah has extensive experience in strategy, governance, data analytics and risk management developed during her time as the Head of Procurement at Afterpay where she introduced strong governance protocols to mitigate both regulatory and compliance risks. Leah was serving as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee for ASX listed company, ELMO Software from June 2019 until its successful sale in February 2023 and she is currently a Board Director at a not-for-profit organisation, Rare Cancers Australia. She has also held numerous executive and leadership positions at Qantas, Jetstar, BHP Billiton and currently ANZ Banking Group. Leah 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.
Meet Our Executive Team
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.
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.
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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