Procurement Leadership NZ 2019

Progressing future focused, sustainable procurement practices.

Event Details


Registration and coffee
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ryan Challis, EY Young Procurement Professional of the Year 2018
What is influencing modern procurement?
  • The influence of global economy 
  • The influence of geopolitics 
  • ​The evolution of digital procurement
  • The impact of sustainability
Paul Shallard, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
Case study: How the international economy and geopolitics are influencing Douglas Pharmaceuticals’ procurement
Richard Marshall, General Manager Supply Chain, Douglas Pharmaceuticals
Morning break
Lightbulb session 1: Procurement’s value proposition in partnering with the business
  • Understanding business objectives and articulating how procurement can add value to gain buy in from stakeholders 
  • Synergising procurement strategy with other teams’ strategies i.e. finance, IT 
  • Operating models for success real-world examples 
Dave Nellist FCIPS, New Zealand Regional Manager, ArcBlue Consulting
Talking about talent
  • The career pathway to procurement 
  • Aligning business objectives with talent requirements 
  • The top five attributes of effective procurement professionals
Bridget Clarke, Associate Director, Procurement, Property and Finance , Robert Walters
Nicola Colson MRCSA, Associate Director, Robert Walters
Lunch break
Procurement in the eyes of the law
  • Procurement law update
  • Conflicts of interest and ethics
  • Case studies
Mei Fern Johnson, Partner, Corporate Advisory , Russell McVeagh
How digital innovation is transforming the way businesses connect
  • Opportunities presented by the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
  • How NZBN enabled e-Invoicing will help save time and money
  • Joining the international interoperability framework - PEPPOL 
Rebecca Corne , Senior Business Advisor, APP and Data, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Rachel Munro, Business Readiness Manager, e-Invoicing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Afternoon break
Procurement 101 for large-scale events
  • How the procurement process for the large-scale events is managed  
  • Adopting sustainable practices and using sustainable suppliers  
  • Being future focused - opportunities for collaboration and innovation in the procurement process 
Eric Ngan, Event Producer, Major Events, ATEED
Case study: Spark’s shift from transactional to transformational
  • Using technology and automation to shift focus from transactional activities to transformational ideas 
  • Embracing agile principles and practices 
  • Focusing on being a game changer  
Lisa Davis , Head of Procurement, Spark
Summary remarks from the Chair and networking drinks
Welcome back from the Chair
Ryan Challis, EY Young Procurement Professional of the Year 2018
Opening address: Connecting vision and mission with an ethical and sustainable procurement strategy

Karma Cola’s vision is to be the world’s most ethical soft drink that tastes good and does good. This vision has informed their procurement strategy and this session will explore their story, how they are working alongside suppliers to achieve their vision and a sneak peek into their future plans.

Chris Morrison, Co-Founder, Karma Cola
Social procurement case study: Social enterprise purchasing
  • Buy in from internal and external stakeholders (business and incumbent suppliers) 
  • Exploring social procurement opportunities for your business
  • Supporting growth of social enterprise market 
Dr Seán Barnes, Venture Manager, Ākina Foundation
Matthew Parsons, Procurement Team Manager, New Zealand Post
Morning break
Social procurement case study: Introducing social impact clauses in supplier contracts
  • Integrating social criteria into supplier contracts and KPIs
  • Balancing expenditure with achieving positive social outcomes 
Frae Cairns, Strategic Social Procurement Specialistl, Auckland Council
Aaron Donaldson, Head of ICT and Corporate Procurement, Auckland Council
Jazz Singh, General Manager Procurement, Auckland Council
Lightbulb session 2: Transitioning to an integrated reporting framework
  • Triple bottom line - the importance of sharing non-financial data
  • Integrated thinking – what are the benefits?
  • Developing the business case for integrated reporting 
  • What impact is integrated reporting having on the procurement function?
Lisa Martin, General Manager Sustainability, Sanford
Lunch break
Government marketplace platform
  • Reimagining how buyers and sellers engage and work together  
  • The development roadmap
  • Lessons learned
Jane Kennedy, Manager AoG ICT Commercial Services, Department of Internal Affairs
Digitalising procurement: Smart contracts and Blockchain
  • The future of contracts
  • The impact of Blockchain on procurement process transparency 
Mark Pascall , Director, Blockchain Labs NZ
IT procurement supporting business transformation
  • What makes procurement in IT distinct? 
  • Common pitfalls in supply agreements and relationships 
  • What are the hallmarks of getting it right? 
Richard Elliott, Head of IT Transformation, University of Auckland
Xian Fu, IT Procurement Manager, University of Auckland
Afternoon break
Additive manufacturing and the value add to procurement
  • The impact of additive manufacturing on procurement now and in the future
  • Additive manufacturing case studies
Robert Blache, Future Insights Manager, Advanced Manufacturing , Callaghan Innovation
Procurement: Pioneering the future
Ron Stuart, Director, Strategy and Transformation, GT Insights
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference
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