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)
Pratiksha Becker – Head of SRM for PSCM, DHW
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
Paul Oliver – Director/Principal, Consultant, Fleet Advisory
Chris Heptinstall- CPO, Uniting Care NSW
David Tran – Director of Procurement, RSL Lifecare
Brett Beattie – Head of Procurement at ESTIA HEALTH
Geoff Brown – Director, Health Consulting, Infosys Portland Group
Renata Sekulic, National New Business Manager, Cabcharge Australia Limited
Warren Shaw – Director, Client Engagement, Open Windows Software
Hayley Kudra – Head of Operations, Unimarket
Marco Clerici – Key Account Manager, Miele
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.