Chris Heptinstall- CPO, Uniting Care NSW
Chris Heptinstall 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.
Chris has championed many procurement processes that we now take for granted including P2P, category management, supplier relationship management, consortia buying and more recently robotic process automation.
Chris is passionate about our proffession and believes that our procurement decisions effect not just the economy but our environment and the society in which we operate.
He is a part time author and has self published three successful thrillers with a fourth book under consideration by the mainstream publishing companies.