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?
Phil-Lindenmayer

Phil Lindenmayer

National Manager Procurement

Department of Human Services

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Phil Lindenmayer is a career public servant, having worked in Commonwealth government agencies for all but three of the last 35 years, with a brief divergence to run a small software development company in the 1980s.  Originally an ICT specialist, he has worked in a wide range of functions: HR, workforce planning, recruitment, programming, IT Policy, project management, budget, audit, social policy research, strategic review, service delivery policy, property and procurement, giving him a variety of perspectives to bring to his role.

 

Since 2010, Phil has been the National Manager of Procurement and Contract Management Branch of the Department of Human Services, the 2nd largest agency in the Commonwealth, with a total supplier spend of approximately $1 billion each year. Phil has a particular passion for Supplier Diversity, and for the social benefits that can be gained from purchasing from Indigenous business and Disability Enterprises. He has taken the key leadership role in developing, promoting and implementing the department’s Supplier Diversity Strategy and is working actively with other departments on what can be done to increase opportunities for Indigenous business.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: What is a good contractual arrangement?
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Megan Main

Chief Executive Officer

Health Purchasing Victoria

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Megan joined HPV as Chief Executive in February 2008. Previously Megan was Director Supply Chain at Alfred Health. Prior to joining the public health sector Megan held various consulting and line management roles across a range of industries, focusing on supply chain, process improvement and strategy. Megan holds Degrees in Engineering and Science and an MBA from The Melbourne Business School.  She has also Diplomas in the Company Directors’ Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Leading Change & Organisational Renewal from Harvard Business School.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE:Improving procurement outcomes across the whole of state government
Keynote: How smarter procurement choices can help free up valuable resources

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
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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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