Procurement Australia appoints new Board Chair

Published on October 03, 2022
Procurement Australia appoints new Board Chair

Procurement Australia is pleased to announce that Glenn Patterson, existing Procurement Australia board member and current Chief Executive Officer for the City of Casey, has been appointed as the new Board Chair for Procurement Australia. Glenn Patterson’s appointment is effective from 1 October 2022. He succeeds Procurement Australia’s founding Director and Chair, Ken McNamara, who recently retired from the position of Board Chair, a position he has held for 19 years. Ken will continue to serve on the Board of Procurement Australia.

The appointment of Glenn Patterson ushers in a new era for Procurement Australia, one the incoming Chair is excited to be at the helm for.

“I am grateful to be taking on this role at Procurement Australia, as we set our sights on achieving significant goals as part of our 3-year strategy.

We want to be the leaders in sustainable and holistic procurement. To do this, we will be embracing thoughtful and innovative strategies, that align with our organisation values. There is plenty of growth opportunities for the Procurement Australia business, exciting times ahead,” said Glenn Patterson.

Glenn, who was appointed to the Procurement Australia Board in 2015, has over 33 years’ senior leadership experience. He has been the City of Casey CEO since 2018 having previously served as CEO of the Yarra Ranges Council for 10 years and CEO of Baw Baw and Colac Otways 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.

The appointment of Glenn Patterson to this position is also welcomed by outgoing Chair, Ken McNamara.

“Glenn’s impressive history of leadership, coupled with his extensive experience in local government, makes him the ideal choice for the Chair position. I look forward to seeing him take the reins as Procurement Australia enters a new phase of development, one that will see ESG, sustainability and ethical procurement come to the forefront of our ever-changing and vibrant industry,” said Ken McNamara.

In his role as Chair, Glenn Patterson will continue to drive a key focus of Procurement Australia to become the leading procurement services company in Australia. He will oversee the development of Procurement Australia’s environmental and sustainability-focused policies and strategies, particularly around the implementation of the company’s ESG framework into its business-as-usual activities.


For further information, contact:

Joe Arena, Chief Executive Officer, Procurement Australia

Ph: (03) 9810 8600


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. We are focused on delivering the best value for all our members and creating collaborative purchasing arrangements. Procurement Australia’s full range of services includes:

  • advisory services and insurance
  • bespoke procurement solutions
  • tendered and non-tendered outcomes
  • energy aggregation
  • office space
  • technical category expertise

Audited by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, Procurement Australia is also recognised by accreditation according to ISO 9001- 2015 independent global standards.

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.


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