FEATURED SPEAKERS

Deanne

Deanne Hawkswood

Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Transport & Main Roads, QLD

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Deanne Hawkswood is a passionate procurement professional with more than 30 years’ experience across various agencies in the Queensland Government. In her current role of Chief Procurement Officer for the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Deanne has overseen the most significant program of procurement reform in the department’s history.

 

Over the past four years Deanne has worked tirelessly on reform, with her achievements including introducing category management, building a benefits culture, implementing a centre-led procurement operating model and establishing the Chief Procurement Office. Under her leadership, TMR procurement is shifting to become a business enabler, from reactive to proactive, from internal facing to market facing, from operational to strategic, from disparate to consolidated. Deanne is committed to developing a commercial focus, effectively managing suppliers and stakeholders, improving data quality, reporting and performance management, while delivering value for money outcomes. She is currently driving the department to achieve $260 million in procurement savings by 2016.


Speaking On:
How to move from a spend culture to a savings culture
INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: How is the vendor relationship with government changing?
Chris-Oerman

Chris Oerman

Executive Director, Government Services Group

Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA & Chair State Procurement Board, SA

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Chris Oerman joined the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in November 2012, as the Executive Director, Government Services Group (consisting of Shared Services SA and Service SA). This role encompasses across government shared services to 100,000 employees and services to citizens of South Australia.

Shared Services SA delivers corporate and business services for South Australian government departments, in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial services, payroll services and strategic contracts.

Service SA provides the South Australian community and businesses with a contact point for government information and financial transactions, through an integrated network of face-to-face, call centre and online delivery channels. It also delivers online service capability to government departments, providing web hosting and web services through its eGovernment program.

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the South Australian public service in central and line agencies leading the corporate function and performing senior roles in human resources, industrial relations and organisational improvement.

His committee work includes holding the positions of Chair of the State Procurement Board (SA) and Vice President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (SA).

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE:Improving procurement outcomes across the whole of state government
Phil-Lindenmayer

Phil Lindenmayer

National Manager Procurement

Department of Human Services

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Megan Main

Chief Executive Officer

Health Purchasing Victoria

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Build valuable change momentum & deliver organisational wide value

With much of the public sector under way with some form of procurement transformation, the biggest challenge now is how to ensure initiatives are translating in increased efficiency and of course genuine savings.

 

“It was great to have the time and space to discuss contemporary procurement issues with the decision makers and organisational influencers. Sometimes I get more out of the networking sessions than the plenaries. A great conference overall.” 

- Joel Hillier, Executive Director, Centre of Excellence – Procurement Transformation Division, QLD


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  • The most progressive leaders in public sector procurement discussing future actions
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  • Senior representatives from Federal, State & Local government
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  • 10+ hours of networking opportunities in an intimate setting
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  • 10 CPO’s speaking on the agenda
Day 1
Chris-Oerman

Chris Oerman

Executive Director, Government Services Group

Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA & Chair State Procurement Board, SA

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Megan Main

Chief Executive Officer

Health Purchasing Victoria

Jo-Bailey

Jo Bailey

Chief Procurement Officer

New South Wales Department of Education and Communities

Deanne

Deanne Hawkswood

Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Transport & Main Roads, QLD

Day 2
Phil-Lindenmayer

Phil Lindenmayer

National Manager Procurement

Department of Human Services

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Jane McDonald

Acting Assistant Director-General, Procurement Transformation Division

Department of Housing and Public Works

Deanne

Deanne Hawkswood

Chief Procurement Officer

Department of Transport & Main Roads, QLD

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