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Advocating for diverse suppliers and building capacity for sustainable procurement at Impact Spender
Melbourne, Australia, Australia
Function: Procurement
Industry: Professional Services
Category: Sustainability
Level of responsibility: Senior

About me section iconAbout me

The Impact Spender's Manifesto: "We believe that spending is the most powerful force for change in the world. We know that every dollar we spend, changes the world… for better or for worse. We spend our time and our money consciously and with good intent. We see the people behind the stuff. We see stakeholders as interdependent, not independent. We use our creativity to find solutions that benefit all stakeholders. We do not trade off one stakeholder’s interests against another’s. We understand that savings are scarce but impact is abundant. When we spend for impact we simply get more bang for our buck. We listen to our suppliers and our providers with curiosity and appreciation. We accept that the customer is not always right. We work in people chains, not supply chains. We acknowledge that through our spending our actions and behaviours are magnified and far-reaching. We cultivate diversity. We value differences. We like doing business with unlike-minded people. Bigger is not always better and smaller is sometimes smarter. We measure value not just in having, but in giving. We buy more than just goods and services… we are buying a better world with a brighter future." Still reading? I'd love to hear from you so please connect and tell me why. [email protected]

Work experience section iconWork Experience

Consultant (Procurement Advisory)

The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd

October 2008 - September 2009 (11 months) | Melbourne, Australia
As a procurement consultant working on both local and international assignments with blue chip clients across government and industry, a consistent focus for me was delivering both bottom and top-line benefits that were recognised as ‘value’ by all stakeholders.
Managing Director

The Source

October 2009 - September 2010 (11 months) | Melbourne, Australia
As the Founding Managing Director I led the launch of The Faculty’s sister recruitment company The Source, a role which helped crystallise my interest in the people side of procurement and my passion for developing leadership within the profession.
Group Strategic Supply Manager

Toll Holdings Limited

December 2006 - September 2008 (1 year, 9 months) | Melbourne, Australia
Working collaboratively with Toll Group’s Australian and international transport businesses, I led a number of key supplier relationships in fuel, equipment, services and technology.
Business Analyst - Property & Procurement Operations


June 2005 - November 2006 (1 year, 5 months) | Melbourne, Australia
Working within the recently merged Property & Procurement Operations team, I was responsible for a number of sourcing and supplier relationship initiatives across marketing, print, property and professional services.
Market Maker

Freemarkets | Ariba

August 2003 - June 2005 (1 year, 10 months) | Melbourne, Australia
Working for a global pioneer of e-sourcing technology, I helped my clients uncover and articulate their real needs as a buyer and identify and match them to suppliers who had the capability and capacity to meet those needs.
Business Analyst

The Body Shop

August 2001 - August 2003 (2 years) | Melbourne, Australia
Working within the fast-growth Body Shop at Home division, I focussed on warehouse automation and process improvement. My work directly enabled our field consultants to hold more fun and engaging parties in customers’ homes and generate greater sales of high quality, ethical cosmetic products that customers loved.
Principal Consultant (Leadership Networks)

The Faculty Management Consultants Pty Ltd

October 2010 - September 2014 (3 years, 11 months) | Melbourne, Australia
As Head of The Faculty’s Roundtables and Forums business, my team and I connected Chief Procurement Officers and their emerging commercial leaders to The Faculty’s knowledge networks, helping them to build their influence, to create more value and achieve better outcomes for their stakeholders.
Facilitator and Mentor

Matt Perfect & Co.

October 2014 - Present (9 years, 6 months) | Melbourne, Australia
As an experienced leader, facilitator and coach, I help businesses and individuals in supplier facing roles, create more value for all their stakeholders, by applying the principles of Conscious Capitalism to their most important supplier relationships.

Impact Spender

July 2016 - Present (7 years, 9 months) | Impact has no boundaries
We help people in business re-imagine workplace spending as a force for social and environmental change.
Facilitator and Coach

The Trusted Negotiator

October 2015 - May 2019 (3 years, 7 months) | Melbourne
I am passionate about the abundance of value that exists in business to business relationships. But I believe that billions, if not, trillions of dollars of value still remains unrealised by organisations and their suppliers, due to a fundamental lack of trust in their relationships. I joined The Trusted Negotiator to help organisations unlock this value.

Education section iconEducation


Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment

2014 - 2014
Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd


2014 - 2014
King Edward VI School Southampton

A-Levels (English Literature, French, Economics)

2014 - 2014

Skills section iconSkills

Business Networking
Capability Development
Change Management
Cost Management
Indirect Spend
Leadership Development
Management Consulting
Public Speaking
Sourcing & Procurement
Spend Analysis
Spend Management
Strategic Partnerships
Strategic Sourcing
Supplier Management
Supply Management
Talent Management
Workshop Facilitation
Connect with me
The Faculty Roundtable