Who am I?
I am known as a true ‘global citizen’, as I was born in India, grew up in Thailand, began studying in Singapore, began working in USA, finishing studying in the UK, before migrating and settling down here to Sydney.
These days, outside of work, I’m found either buying baby-stuff, building baby-furniture, or studying up on various books, websites and articles on birthing and parenting as I’m expecting my first child later this month.
What keeps me busy at LGP?
As the head of procurement, I’m leading 3 contract teams, a tender team, a legal team, and an optimisation team.
The tender team sets up, while the contract team manages all the LGP contracts that are used by councils across the state. The legal team helps drive negotiations and manage legal matters on contracts and tenders.
The optimisation team uses data and analytics to generate insights for the team, drive process improvements, technology enhancements and supplier relationship management (SRM).
How do I make a difference at LGP?
To make a difference, I’m:
- Co-designing a procurement vision for the local government sector.
- Leading a number of key initiatives that will help enhance the quality of LGP contract services for councils and suppliers.
- Supporting LGP staff, councils and suppliers manage concerning issues and achieve the best outcome.