Our Speakers

Yvonne Adele

Conference MC

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Attending once again as our MC is the dynamic and engaging - Yvonne Adele, the energetic personality who is front and centre at our conference. Yvonne’s humour and enthusiasm are contagious. With 20+ years of professional experience, her insights add value and resonance to our special day of impactful procurement.

Craig Reucassel

Keynote Speaker

Craig Reucassel

We are excited to introduce our keynote speaker - Craig Reucassel, an Australian writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste. Helping delegates understand the practical ways they can contribute to making a difference on sustainability targets within their organisations.

Gordon Donovan

Conference Speaker

Gordon Donovan

Having over 30 years procurement experience leading transformations and establishing functions to deliver enterprise-wide value, Gordon is recognized as a leader who having qualified with a graduate diploma in 1996 and achieving a master’s in strategic procurement is a Fellow of CIPS.

 

Gordon has extensive experience in developing frameworks, processes and governance ensuring world class procurement outcomes are achieved. He is recognised as a thought leader within procurement, and a sought-after speaker, writer and presenter.

Scott Alden

Conference Speaker

Scott Alden

With over 20 years’ experience, Scott specialises as a legal advisor on significant projects and procurements for primarily government, but also private sector, clients. Scott’s role of lead legal advisor to significant projects often incorporates legal and procurement expertise on the same transaction, as well as strategic probity advice. 

Adem Ali

Conference Speaker

Adem Ali

Adem serves as Managing Director at Utilizer, a leading Energy Consultancy and client advocate. Demonstrating a deep environmental commitment, Adem and his team have spearheaded pioneering projects, garnering industry recognition. Utilizer’s proficiency and promotion of clean energy underscore a dedication to forging a more sustainable future.

Jason Farrugia

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Jason is currently Manager Strategic Procurement at Monash City Council with previous private sector Procurement experience as a Group Purchasing Manager for Amcor Australasia as well as previous Engineering and Operational roles. Jason has lead and participated in local government procurement collaboration and is actively investigating and driving further collaboration within the local government sector.

Todd Neeson

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Senior Commercial Manager at Suburban Rail Loop Authority, the previous Procurement Australia Paul James Everitt Scholarship winner Todd Neeson.
Nartarsha Bamblett

Welcome to Country Speaker

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Nartarsha Napanagka Bamblett is a proud First Nations woman, who works through storytelling, language, music, dance and movement to bring awareness, acknowledgement, and empowerment to her audiences.  Her intention is to create safe spaces for people of all generations and nations to come together to embrace the diversity between us and build connections.

Government Fireside Panel Speakers

Molley Qi

Conference Speaker

Molley Qi (1)

As the Head of Procurement at Manningham Council, Molley is passionate about seizing every opportunity to increase public value and deliver sustainable outcomes for the community. She has over 15 years of experience in leading procurement functions and strategies across various private and public sector organisations, and she holds the MCIPS credential from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

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Michael Pasqual

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Michael Pasqual

An experienced procurement professional who has delivered added value strategic sourcing and supply solutions for numerous corporate and government organisations across various categories and industry sectors. He possesses and offers a deep understanding of the contract management lifecycle and when combined with sound commercial acumen, builds trust and quickly defines value propositions and opportunities for both internal and external stakeholders.  

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Georgie Christopher (3)

Georgie Christopher is an accomplished Procurement Specialist with over 15 years of diverse experience in government, not-for-profit, and private sectors. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence in procurement practices, leveraging her expertise to drive impactful outcomes. With a keen focus on collaborative and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) procurement initiatives, Georgie stands as a passionate advocate for sustainable and responsible procurement practices. Her dedication to fostering partnerships and promoting ethical procurement approaches has earned her recognition as a leader in the field. A firm believer in continuous learning and professional development, Georgie holds a certification in Change Management from people-centred Implementation. This certification underscores her commitment to driving organisational change and transformational initiatives through a people-centric approach.

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