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Indigenous Engagement and Procurement

How far have we really come with Indigenous Engagement and Procurement? Hear insights from three Indigenous Engagement Specialists about the journey of the Indigenous economy, what they see as benefits, challenges and the way forward for Australian businesses to work productively with the Indigenous business sector.

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Indigenous Engagement and Procurement

Meet our speakers

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GLENN JOHNSTON – Director, Procurement and Business Support, Infrastructure NSW

BIO: Glenn Johnston has over 25 years’ experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is currently Director, Procurement and Business Support at Infrastructure NSW and is the CPO for the NSW Government Dept. of Premier and Cabinet Cluster.

Glenn is a Burramatta (Parramatta) man of the Dharug Nation of Greater Sydney and still lives on Dharug land in Glenhaven. He is a nationally recognised procurement expert and thought leader with a deep and proud passion for Indigenous business engagement.

Speaker Topic: Glenn provides and overview on the Indigenous economy and how far it has come in a relatively short time. From the establishment of Supply Nation in 2009, Glenn discusses the engagement journey of Indigenous businesses with mainstream business, as well as the procurement and government support mechanisms developed to assist them.

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TIM MOGGRIDGE – Director of Operations, NPM Indigenous

BIO: Tim is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (North-West NSW) and grew up in Western Sydney on Darug land. He has 15 years’ experience in a range of areas of expertise in Operations, Safety and Mentoring, Project Management & Change Management.

Tim is the Co-Founder and Director of Operations at NPM Indigenous – a fully accredited majority aboriginal owned nation-wide business specialising in Project Management, Maintenance, Design & Construction Services.

Speaker Topic: Tim discusses NPM Indigenous’ s work to engaging with Indigenous communities to create employment and education opportunities to help build their futures. Tim also talks about the company’s various construction and maintenance projects and the importance of business partnerships to enable their success.

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MADELINE TAYLOR – Head of Strategic Client Management (Procurement), JLL

BIO: Madeleine Taylor has 10 years of experience in procurement across a range of contexts – delivering procurement processes, designing and delivering procurement training for leading organisations across Australasia, and strategic procurement planning, governance and reporting.
Madeleine is currently working in the JLL Sourcing & Procurement team as the Head of Strategic Client Management, with one of the focus areas of her role being talking to large JLL corporate and government clients about Supplier Diversity and ESG initiatives and then helping to get the programs up and running.

Speaker Topic: Madeline discusses JLL’s supplier diversity and ESG initiatives, and how they approach finding local vendors and supporting them. She walks us through the JLL Social and Sustainable Procurement Framework and provides and interesting Case Study on regional and remote strategy.