Procurement Services – SA
Procurement Services SA is the South Australian Government’s central procurement branch established within the Department of Treasury and Finance. This establishment follows the Productivity Commissioner’s Report tabled in Parliament, and supports a number of recommendations made within this report. Procurement Services SA provides the public sector with the policies, procedures and supporting frameworks for how purchasing and procurement occurs throughout South Australia. In 2020, AIIA held an event to expand upon the content of the Productivity Report. Just over 1 year later and with the establishment of Procurement Services SA, the AIIA welcomes members and non-members to learn more about the SA Government’s plans and policies as they relate to supply to this public sector.
Elizabeth is an MBA-qualified procurement expert with over twenty years of experience including leading transformational change, e-procurement business implementation, setting up shared services and P2P operations, outsourcing, supply chain re-engineering, and redesigning procurement policy and process. She is high energy and persuasive with strong interpersonal and team-building skills who can switch between strategic and ‘hands on’ seamlessly. A seasoned presenter at international conferences. Elizabeth can inspire and engage audiences about procurement and its potential for adding value to an organisation’s commercial and corporate objectives.
In 2013 Ian become South Australia’s first Industry Advocate – the role was created to provide independent advice to the Government on how government expenditure could be used to maximise the economic benefit to the State.
The success of the role has also been recognised at local and national level with the State government enacting the Industry Advocate Act 2017 on 1st January 2018 which established the Industry Advocate as a Statutory Office.
Prior to the role of Industry Advocate, Ian’s career achievements have been diverse – as the previous Chief Executive for the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA and the former Department of Planning and Local Government (DPLG) plus having owned and operated private business interests in Adelaide and Port Lincoln.