Victorian Government Purchasing Board
Achieving Excellence in Government Procurement

VGPB Members

The Board consists of a chair and not less than six other members. Board members are selected based on their experience and expertise in procurement-related matters. They can be internal or external to government.

Board members can be contacted via the Department of Treasury and Finance:

VGPB Secretariat
Level 4, 1 Macarthur Street
Melbourne
VIC 3002, Australia
Ph: (+613) 9651 1699
Email: vgpb@dtf.vic.gov.au

Chair

ANTOINETTE BRANDI

Ms Brandi has over 25 years procurement experience in both the public and private sectors. Throughout her career, Ms Brandi has assumed many different operational management roles and delivered key procurement projects and initiatives in the goods and services, mining and construction industries. Some of these achievements include developing procurement supply chain strategies and risk management assurance processes. In addition, Ms Brandi was the first female in Australia to gain fellow status in the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS).

Members

DENISE DYER 

Mrs Denise Dyer is a multi-skilled professional with extensive experience in procurement, property and stakeholder relationship management, and in delivering major capability and change projects including information technology initiatives such as Zycus procurement software across a large, complex Government Business Enterprise (Australia Post).

Mrs Dyer also has a background in finance and consulting, and in achieving social procurement outcomes in sourcing activities. Previously she Chaired the Corporate Real Estate Committee of the Victorian Property Council, and Company Secretary of corProcure a joint venture between major corporations to promote global buying.  Her current full-time role is in the Victorian public sector as a Senior Manager in property and procurement at William Angliss Institute.

SEONA JAMES 

Ms Seona James is a Yorta Yorta woman who has focused her career to date primarily in Aboriginal engagement and relationship building both externally with Aboriginal organisations and internally with leadership teams and employees. She has been employed with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Department of Health and Human Services East Division, Linfox Logistics Australia, CPA Australia, Department of Justice and Community Safety, and Australia Post in such roles.

Ms James is an Aboriginal businesswoman who established her business (Indigenous Cultural Connections) in March 2018 and is currently self-employed. She was a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board from April 2017 to May 2019.

PETER LANE 

Mr Peter Lane is an experienced information technology professional, having worked across the Automotive, Consumer Goods and Technology Consulting sectors, both in Australia and internationally.

More recently, he has been employed within the Victorian Public Sector as Chief Information Officer in the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, (formerly the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources).

TIMOTHY LYONS

Mr Lyons has extensive experience in government procurement policy and has been a member of numerous public and private Boards. In addition, Mr Lyons has held many directorships and has gained expertise in the areas of industrial relations, financial services, public policy, governance and risk management, not-for-profit management and communications advocacy.

CLAIRE THOMAS

Ms Thomas is an economics professional with a strong background in public policy and administration and academic research. Currently an independent public policy consultant, Ms Thomas has provided economic and public policy consultancy services across a number of organisations including Infrastructure Australia, DTF and the Essential Services Commission. Ms Thomas is also a member of the Independent Review Panel that oversees the allocation of gambling licences in Victoria.  In 2009, Ms Thomas was awarded the public service medal for services to public policy.

CRAIG ROONEY

Mr Rooney has over 25 years of procurement experience in the public, private and consulting environments with demonstrated success derived through strong business management, financial management, strategic thinking, customer focus and people leadership skills. Mr Rooney is currently the Victorian Operations Manager for Metricon Homes having previously held several senior procurement management positions at Porter Davis Homes, CSR Sugar, Madison Cross Corporate Advisory and Coles Group.

RUSSELL YARDLEY

Mr Yardley is a successful entrepreneur and business owner. Mr Yardley has strong governance skills and is an experienced board member. His career focus has been on innovation, ideas strategy, business and planning in the ICT industry in particular.

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