Andrew BlitzProcurement and Category Manager, Western Australian Local Government Association
Andrew Blitz is currently Procurement and Category Manager at the WA Local Government Association. In this specialist procurement role Andrew develops contracts for the supply of goods and services for the Local Government sector.
The WALGA Preferred Supplier program delivers the Local Government sector approximately 50 contracts and a range of business services with a collective turnover of $250 million per annum. Key business development created and managed by Andrew include taxation, telecommunications, ICT, energy and energy infrastructure, roadbuilding supplies and services, engineering, environmental and technical consultancy services.
Andrew maintains professional memberships as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (FCIPS), the Local Government Managers Association (MLGMA). He has completed the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (MIAMA) Probity Advisors course and the Australian Institute of Company Directors course (GAICD). Through these affiliations Andrew has been instrumental in building procurement competencies within industry and promoting the benefits of professional procurement career development. Andrew is a former member of the judging panel for the Australian national Procurement Professional Awards, and a former award nominee. He has been integrally involved in the design, accreditation and delivery of nationally recognised training qualifications. An enthusiastic presenter and facilitator, Andrew has been able to challenge the business and governance processes of many Local Government and supplier organisations, adding value and strategic insight and value to the procurement function.
Natalie BudovskyHead of Strategic Procurement (Group Director), Macquarie University
Fifteen years as a senior strategic sourcing executive - designing, delivering and implementing large scale commercially focused change initiatives in a range of industries, including education, health, financial services, IT & T, travel and energy, supplemented by significant operational and general management experience.
Bruce EverettRegional CEO, IACCM
Bruce Everett is the CEO APAC for the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). IACCM enables public and private sector organizations and professionals to achieve world-class standards in their contracting and relationship management process and skills. With over 50,000 members across 170 countries and 17,000 corporations, IACCM is leading the way in responding to the demands of global networked markets. In response to strong interest in Asia Pacific, the Regional CEO role is building upon the solid base of members in Australia and New Zealand to support member engagement throughout the region. Our vision is a world where all trading relationships deliver a social and economic benefit.
Chrissy SiegmanActing / Manager, Procurement & Logistics, CFA Procurement & Logistics