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NSW Government Procurement Group Established

Greg Pearce MLC Minister for Finance and Services Minister for the Illawarra

MEDIA RELEASE

Friday 1st February 2013

NSW GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT GROUP ESTABLISHED

The NSW Government today announced the appointment of seven members to a senior industry advisory group that will provide expert advice to the procurement reform process.

Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said all seven representatives on the NSW Procurement Industry Advisory Group have extensive industry experience.

“This is a fantastic group who have the skills and experience within Government, research institutions and the private sector in Australia and internationally to help drive the reform process,” Mr Pearce said.

“These individuals bring a fresh approach and will be able to draw upon their wealth of ideas to the ongoing reform of NSW Government procurement processes that are aimed at making it easier and simple to do business with government,” he said.

The new members are:

Mr Garry Browne (Chair) – CEO and Managing Director, Stuart Alexander & Co Pty Ltd;
Mr Peter North AM – Chairman, Streeton Consulting Pty Ltd;
Ms Trudy Vonhoff – Non-executive Director, AMP Bank Limited;
Mr Alan Bennett – General Manager & Vice President, HP Enterprise Services, South
Pacific;
Ms Irina Zvereva – Corporate Counsel, Caltex Australia Group;
Mr James North, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and
Mr Adrian Best – Director, Synerge Pty Ltd.

“The group members bring an impressive scale of industry knowledge and expertise that will provide strong counsel to the NSW Procurement Board.

“The members have been selected from an impressive field of candidates for their innovative approaches to the challenges of procurement and their ability to represent industry to help drive efficiency and value for money.

“The establishment of the Industry Advisory Group is part of a major reform process that has seen the formation of the NSW Procurement Board, the simplification of contract terms and conditions, removal of contract management fees and improved engagement with small and medium enterprises,” Mr Pearce said.

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