Murray Peters – Procurement Portfolio Manager at Australian Entity of Bupa
Murray is an experienced procurement professional who is inventive and brings significant energy to any undertaking. Murray’s strength in defining strategy within procurement functions enables teams to deliver shared value; ensuring consideration is given to environmental and social opportunities throughout the supply chain.
A natural leader who creates a structured environment that allows team members to grow and develop as well as delivering on business objectives, Murray is pragmatic and always looks for opportunities to influence business spend outside procurement scope.
Nicki Doyle – Partner Health, Ageing & Human Services, KPMG
Nicki is a Partner in the Health, Ageing & Human Services Sector and co-leads Ageing across KPMG Australia. An experienced consultant, with extensive experience working with clients within the ageing and community sectors, including Commonwealth and State government jurisdictions, health services, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations.
Nicki is a qualified physiotherapist, with extensive clinical, management and project experience, and has worked in the health, community and hospital sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her key areas of interest are aged care, community care, sub-acute care and rehabilitation, out of hospital models of care, and primary care with a particular focus on chronic disease and palliative care. She has a strong strategic and operational focus, and incorporates a clinical focus into her engagements.
Nicki has published and presented widely on issues related to service delivery in community health, ambulatory care and sub-acute care. She was awarded a Churchill fellowship to investigate alternative models of allied health out of hospital care, and has also received a Public Sector WA award and Healthy WA award for her projects
Pauline Rolfe, Director within the Sourcing & Procurement Advisory practice, KPMG
Pauline is a Director within the Sourcing & Procurement Advisory practice at KPMG based in Sydney. She is passionate about assisting clients respond to growth, performance and risk challenges, with a focus on large transformation programs across strategic cost reductions, procurement target operating model design, and digital procurement platform implementations. Her goal is to continue to collaborate with clients across the Health and Aged Care sector to elevate the role and impact of their procurement functions.
Tim Carroll BSc MBCS MCIPS, Commercial Director, Healthdirect Australia
With over 25 years international experience in financial services, technology and consulting sectors, Tim has held numerous business and shared services leadership roles in retail operations, product management, IT and procurement.
Tim has worked for global organisations such as HSBC and Accenture as well as large ASX companies CBA, NAB and Suncorp. He has strong digital transformation and program management experience, which complements his passion for developing and executing commercial strategy.
Tim joined Healthdirect Australia in April 2021 heading up the sourcing and supplier management functions. He is currently playing a key role in the transformation of the Healthdirect business, building a highly responsive commercial capability to support the increasing demand for virtual and digital health services.
Tim graduated from Manchester University in the UK with an honours degree in Management Sciences. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
Brooke Lord, Head of Advocacy and Policy, for the RCSA
Brooke is the Head of Advocacy at RCSA, the peak industry body for the recruitment and staffing sector in Australia and New Zealand. RCSA represents over 2000 corporate and individual members which include a large number of specialist aged care recruitment and staffing agencies. An experienced Public Affairs leader, Brooke has worked in Corporate and Public Affairs across a range of organisations and industries, including Aged Care provision and Aged Care staffing . In 2020, Brooke worked with RCSA members and the Commonwealth Government to establish a surge workforce program that leveraged RCSA’s member network to assist in meeting surge workforce demand across Australia’s aged care sector during the pandemic. RCSA’s surge workforce program has filled more than 52,000 shifts in aged care facilities across Australia, providing critical care – and saving lives – for residents at short notice and at a vital juncture. Brooke is a strong advocate for the vital role that non-traditional and flexible labour plays within the aged care sector in addressing unexpected and short-term staffing needs, in meeting surge requirements and in providing specialist skills or services.
Ian Yates – National CEO, Council on the Ageing (COTA)
Ian Yates is Chief Executive of Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, the national peak consumer body for older Australians. Ian has played national leadership roles in COTA since 2002 after being Chief Executive of COTA SA since 1989.
Head of COVID-19 Community Logistics and Distribution and COVID-19 Vaccine Logistics
Head of Supplier Relationship Management
Pratiksha is a versatile Supply Chain and Procurement specialist with experience in the Healthcare and Manufacturing sector globally and in Australia with added expertise in sales and consulting centric roles. Pratiksha enjoys working in collaborative environments and has supported SA Health with the COVID-19 response, first supporting with additional demand of essential PPE and more recently managing the operational logistics and demand planning of COVID-19 vaccine for SA Health.
Working closely with suppliers and utilising the relationships and existing contracts as well as collaborating with a range of stakeholders within our organisation has been one of the keys to our success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic from a procurement and supply chain perspective.
Pratiksha joined SA health in 2018 as Head of Supplier Relationship Management and developed an SRM framework and further build on our supplier relationships.
Tania Killeen-Noy – Procurement Manager at Bupa Villages & Aged Care NZ
Tania is a procurement professional who thrives on making a difference whilst delivering high quality procurement outcomes that focus on the needs of the business, while embracing and exploring new opportunities that deliver improvements to the environment; using Procurement to do our part to ensure this generation leaves the planet in a better state for the generations to follow.
Paul Oliver – Director/Principal, Consultant, Fleet Advisory
Paul Oliver is the Director/Principal Consultant of Fleet Advisory.
Paul spent 25 years working in the Fleet Management and Automotive industries in both wholesale and retail operations before establishing Fleet Advisory.
Chris has been a procurement professional for over 35 years. During that time he has been a Head of Procurement at some of the most prestigious organisations in the world including IBM, Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Bank, Lend Lease, A.T. Kearney, IAG and QBE. After decades of working in the corporate sector he joined the not for profit organisation Uniting in 2019.
David Tran – Director of Procurement, RSL Lifecare
David is currently Procurement Manager at RSL LifeCare, a not-for-profit aged care organisation based in Sydney. He is responsible to the Chief Financial Officer for the delivery of procurement service that is efficient, agile, scalable and value-adding. The organisation cares for people across NSW and ACT.
Brett Beattie – Head of Procurement at ESTIA HEALTH
Bill has worked in the procurement and logistics field for over 35 years and has extensive experience across a variety of industries including, printing, horticulture, industrial fasteners, building and bathroom products, banking and for the last 22 years in Public and Private health.
Geoff Brown – Director, Health Consulting, Infosys Portland Group
Geoff brings over 15 years of experience leading procurement and process improvement programs across Europe and Australasia in the resource, construction, pharmaceutical, FMCG and telecommunications industries.
Renata Sekulic, National New Business Manager, Cabcharge Australia Limited
Renata has over 6 years of experience in providing end to end travel solutions to businesses across many industries.
In her role as the National New Business Manager at Cabcharge, she works closely with the Aged Care and NDIS industry partners, developing cost efficient solutions and streamlining processes for ground travel.
Renata has gained an in-depth understanding of the Community Sector, including the needs and requirements of businesses across the Country.
Warren Shaw – Director, Client Engagement, Open Windows Software
Over the past four decades, Warren has specialised in the enterprise software industry across Finance and Payments, Procurement and Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Asset Management. He is motivated by life-changing efficiency gains achievable in business through smart process design underpinned by best-of-breed software and workflow.
With over 15 years in a variety of industries, Hayley has significant hands-on procurement and accounts payable experience derived from implementing procurement from scratch, to managing centre-led procurement functions across decentralised, geographically dispersed organisations, and using procurement to drive continuous improvement.
Marco is a Senior Sales Manager for Miele Professional based in Sydney. He is passionate about driving and excelling hygiene standards in the aged care sector. His goal is to continue to educate and collaborate with clients across the Health and Aged Care sector to elevate hygiene standards across Aged care facilities.
Monique Ward – Social Procurement Lead, Social Traders
Monique is an experienced executive level director with a passion for workplace inclusion. She has deep expertise across the spectrum of operational functions in large complex environments and extensive experience in strategic procurement, property strategy and all aspects of workplace operations. Her passion is people and culture - in particular bringing the best out of people and teams.
Tracey Shearer – Managing Director, August Consulting
Tracey is an experienced procurement executive with a multinational background. She has held senior roles in industries including healthcare, community services, IT and manufacturing. Working within government, private sector, large global, and not-for-profit organisations, Tracey has a track record of leading, mentoring, and coaching teams, to deliver highly competitive procurement strategies.
A seasoned general manager and business leader with 35 years hands-on leadership experience in several industries, appointed as CEO of PASA in December 2020 after seven years working as an independent management consultant on both sides of the negotiating table.