Ian Yates – National CEO, Council on the Aging (COTA)
Ian 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.
Shehan Micheal – Procurement Manager at Anglicare Sydney
Shehan Micheal is currently the Procurement Manager for Anglicare and is responsible for the procurement activity across the organisation. He returned to the aged care sector after working in the education sector for 5 years.
Quenten Sheppard – Manager, Procurement & Fleet Archdiocese of Brisbane
Experienced Procurement Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Analytical Skills. Strong purchasing professional with a certificate IV focused in Business Front Line Management from ETAS.
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.
Bill Porter – Former CPO, Ramsay Healthcare (Singapore HQ)
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.
Mahsa Jannati, Business Development Manager, Cabcharge Australia Limited
Mahsa’s role as a Business Development Manager at Cabcharge in the past three years has given her the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of travel requirements in various industries, one of which is Aged Care & NDIS.
Warren Shaw – RGM, Queensland, 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.
Rhianna Dean – Social Procurement Lead, Social Traders
As a Social Procurement Lead at Social Traders, Rhianna draws on her diverse background in social enterprise management and funding, sustainability science and service design to provide her clients with strategic social procurement advice and connections with relevant suppliers.
Tracy 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.