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NZ Chair: Fiona Nissen MCIPS, Fletcher Building Ltd
Fiona has been involved in the Procurement community for 8 years and completed her MCIPS in 2011 through self-paced study (with help from awesome Study Buddies!). Prior to moving into Procurement, Fiona has spent time working for NZ government organisations, hotels, and travel industry in a variety of roles. As Group Procurement Excellence Manager at Fletcher Building Ltd, her role is to help develop process & establish capability levels to ensure delivery of a more efficient and effective group wide procurement function. Fiona has been part of the Wellington and Auckland CIPS committees since 2008 and is keen to help the NZ regions continue to promote CIPS in NZ.
Auckland Chair: Anthony Clare, MCIPS, Management Architects Ltd
I am Kiwi born but UK CIPS qualified. I have been MCIPS for over 20 years and have held procurement management roles in the UK and NZ ranging from the IT services sector to public health. I have run my own company since 2006 providing procurement consultancy and contracting services to numerous public and private sector clients. With nearly 25 years of procurement practice behind me and with the flexibility of being self-employed I think I can offer benefits of both time-commitment and experience to the CIPS committee. I also have quite a wide range of procurement and other business contacts in my network which I think must be potentially beneficial to the role.
Elizabeth McGill MCIPS, Air New Zealand
Liz holds a BSc joint Honours degree in International Business and French, and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and fluent in French. Liz is Secretary to the Committee of the Auckland branch of CIPS. Liz being passionate about procurement, she puts a lot of time and effort into supporting CIPS to grow and develop the local community. Liz is currently the Manager of Procurement Excellence Technical Business Performance Group for Air New Zealand supporting governance and the Strategic Vendor Management team. She has achieved global experience in roles such as Head of Procurement, Deputy Director Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager for large multinational companies which include American Express, Goodrich, Airbus, and Kingfisher Group (Europe’s largest home improvement retail group with over 1,000 stores in 8 countries). Liz has also carried out freelance consultancy for supply chain consultants based in Europe. This background has given Liz responsibilities for spend up to $400M and for managing up to 32 staff, and experience in industries including retail, construction, aerospace, telecommunications, and financial services with roles based in continental Europe, UK, and NZ. In her spare time Liz practices yoga, meditation and piano. Liz is also a keen traveller and enjoys the outdoors and trying to improve her golf and spending time with her family.
Colin Fairweather MCIPS, New Zealand Career College
Colin has been procurement professional for over 30 years holding leadership roles in the UK, and New Zealand. Member of the Procurement Technical Advisory Group (PDTAG) for the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development. An experienced manager with extensive successful international procurement, contract management and supply chain experience. Implementing strategies and performance improvements, maximising the value from supplier relationships. Colin started his career as a UK buying agent for a major American retailer covering a period of significant growth, 50 – 750 stores. He has most recently moved to delivering full time procurement and supply chain education at New Zealand Career College (NZCC) covering NZQA and CIPS requirements. Prior to his role at NZCC Colin has worked in Building Materials, Medical, Military, Aerospace & Avionics, High volume manufacturing and Retail. Colin has been a MCIPS member since 2004 and was CIPS chairman of the South of England and South Yorkshire branches while resident in the UK.
David Freeman FCIPS, IAG New Zealand
David has been a procurement professional for over 25 years holding various senior leadership roles in the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand. David started his career as an Aeronautical Engineer with Rolls-Royce and moved into procurement as a technical adviser as part of the company’s plans to utilise more external manufacturing capability. He has most recently led the procurement stream for both the Lumley and AMI acquisition programs and has played an integral role in helping to change the competitive landscape in various categories. David has helped to significantly raise the profile of procurement within IAG and was a finalist in 2014 for innovation in IAG’s ‘Living it’ awards which recognises outstanding success and excellence. He is responsible for general services (Indirect) and motor claims (Direct) procurement activities and accountable for the largest single supplier relationship in the business. Prior to his role at IAG, David has worked in financial services, telecommunications, petrochemicals and the airline industry. He has also spent time with two of the UK’s leading specialist procurement consultancy firms. David is a Fellow of the Institute, a former CIPS Counsellor for the Rest of the World and founding chairperson for CIPS NZ in 2007.
Brandon Watson MCIPS, Procuremax Ltd
Brandon is a proven procurement professional with over 25 years experience and exposure to best practice methodology, processes and systems across all aspects of procurement and supply chain management. Prior to starting up his own procurement consulting business in 2011 Brandon held various procurement management roles within a variety of industries. This includes Mining, Banking/Financial, Transport and Technology with international market leading organisations such as Alcan and Ansaldo STS and Australasian high performers the Suncorp Group and AMP Financial Services. Through an initial career in sales Brandon has a collaborative and holistic approach which has proven extremely successfully with suppliers, stakeholders and procurement teams in maximising organisational benefits. Brandon is a MCIPS member and currently part of the CIPSA Auckland committee.
Muhammad Nawaz, 2 Degrees Mobile Ltd
Muhammad holds a Master’s degree in Business and a post-graduation degree in Supply chain from Massey University, Auckland. Muhammad is a member of CIPS from past few years and currently studying towards completing Master’s degree in Supply chain. An Active member of the CIPS committee Auckland Chapter and is very passionate about procurement growth and networking of local professionals on CIPS platform. Muhammad is currently working as a category procurement manager and holds an extensive experience of active involvement in setting up an end to end supply chain for a new mobile company. Muhammad has successfully completed a range of procurement projects in technology, ICT and corporate categories. Muhammad also holds expertise in Production and planning in the manufacturing and textile sector. Muhammad love to travel and have a range of hobbies start from badminton, cricket, fishing, camping, social work, socialising and quality family time.
Hsin-Chi Lu, Fletcher Buildng Ltd
Farleigh Quinlivan, UniServices
Jeff Parsons MCIPS, Auckland Transport
Wellington Chair: Nik Cheals, Accident Compensation Corporation
Nik leads the ANZ NZ Sourcing team which includes all Sourcing and Procurement activity, supplier management, management of all accounts payable and accounts receivable, fixed and leased assets, purchasing card, procurement helpdesk, risk management, spend analysis, sustainability and management of our business unit budget. The team has a global span, across the ANZ Group, and are focused on delivering bottom line improvements for the organisation while enhancing stakeholder and customer experience. Nik has been involved in successfully leading a range of projects and organisational changes. Nik has over 9 years of procurement experience coupled with extensive experience in Strategic Sales, Business Development, and Operations. He has been on the Wellington CIPS committee for the last 3 years and the chair for the last year. During his time on the committee he has helped to drive increased activity and member participation.
Sabrina Baker MCIPS, Land Information NZ
Sabrina is the head of Procurement at Land Information New Zealand. She began her career in the manufacturing sector in the UK over 12 years ago and has experience in various procurement specialisms across quasi government, and central government organisations. Sabrina has been MCIPS since 2006 and also has a Masters in Procurement and supply chain management.
Peter Fitness MCIPS, ArcBlue Consulting
Peter was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Plymouth University before joining the Royal Air Force as a serving officer in 1982. He left to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 2006 and soon became the civilian Strategic Procurement Manager at the New Zealand Defence Force. During his time in the Royal Air Force Peter enjoyed various supply chain and acquisition roles, a seconded role to the private sector where he contributed to the delivery of a major procurement and supply chain IT system and a role as a logistics and supply chain consultant to the Royal Saudi Air Force. Of specific relevance to this project, Peter led a programme to work with business owners to streamline supply chains and introduce more appropriate and incentivised contracts that improved operational effectiveness whilst realising savings of 20% over 5 years. As the Strategic Procurement Manager at the New Zealand Defence Force, Peter was responsible for the development of the category management function and the instigation of a procurement reform programme. Peter has held several senior management roles in some exacting environments and had experience of both private and government sector organisations. As a result, he has gained a wide range of experience across the procurement, supply chain and general business functions. Peter has led several of the NZ Government Procurement Effectiveness reviews for MBIE and has understudied the Director of our Australian operations on Australian local council procurement roadmapping.
Stan Pope FCIPS, Inland Revenue
Stan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply and has extensive senior procurement and logistics leadership over the last 25 years both domestically and internationally including 13 years as National Manager: Procurement for NZ Police where he established and embedded Police’s current centre-led procurement team. Stan has a history of procurement thought leadership and established NZ’s first Syndicated Procurement contract (MFD’s) along with the first International Syndicated Procurement Contract (Marine Vessels) and has a passion for transparent & accountable government procurement practices leading to better, smarter outcomes.
Joanne Toon MCIPS, Ministry of Social Development
Jo is the Principal Category Manager within the Procurement Solutions team at the Ministry of Social Development. She completed her MCIPS through the study route in 2015, and is passionate about ensuring that students get the support and development they need to progress in their procurement careers. Her procurement experience began on the “supplier side” within a UK IT company for six years, a valuable insight into the pressures of responding to RFQs and RFPs, which stood her in good stead when she moved to New Zealand and joined the Ministry of Education’s IT procurement team. After over five years at the Ministry of Education, with roles both in IT and Social Sector procurement, she now works for the Ministry of Social Development in a senior strategic procurement role.
Stephanie Mudford, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Steph is the Senior Procurement Analyst, Capability Development within the New Zealand Government Procurement branch at MBIE. Steph supports government agencies and the sector to build procurement capability through training, networking events and development opportunities such as the procurement graduate programme. Steph also manages the New Zealand Procurement Academy, a subsidised study programme that supports government employees to achieve CIPS qualifications, so she has a good understanding of the student perspective.
Tod Cooper, W2 Shared Services
Tod leads the Procurement and Commercial Group within W2, a shared services function establish by Whitireia and WelTec tertiary institutions under a Strategic Partnership. Tod has been involved in commercial and operational leadership and advisory roles for the past 15 years, with the two most recent roles having a significant strategic procurement transformation focus. Prior to his current role Tod has held senior positions across both public and private sector in both sales, procurement and business leadership and development, cementing himself as a key trusted advisor. It is fair to say Tod has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly from the perspectives of both a procurement practitioner and a supplier. Tod’s career began in in the mid 90’s with a sales and marketing role within a private defence contractor, a role which would eventually lead to an 8-year diplomatic career including a diplomatic posting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Passionate about what a modern procurement function can offer a business in terms of practical and strategic business advice and support, Tod considers himself a procurement “champion”. As such he took up the opportunity to help further shape the profession and support the next generation of talent by joining the Wellington CIPS committee this year.
Jason Stace, Starfish Consulting
Richard Cookson, Todd Corporation
Christchurch Chair: Mark Westbury, Christchurch City Council
Geoffrey Mayman, Christchurch City Council
Nicola Dalley, PGG Wrightson
Jules Ganley, Enable Services Ltd
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