Luke joined Local Government Procurement in October 2016, having spent the last 7 years as CEO of Australia’s largest not-for-profit buying group. This role led 5,000 charity organisations, saving the Australian NFP sector over $50m annually. Prior to his time in the not-for-profit sector, Luke had 10 years in NSW state government holding various senior positions within the NSW Department of Commerce including five years as General Manager - Client Services, NSW Procurement. In that role he was responsible for client relationships valued at more than $3.9 billion per annum, the adoption of electronic procurement solutions across government and the private sector. With a degree in Communications, his MBA and most recently attaining his MCIPS status, Luke brings an expansive knowledge of goods and services procurement in Australia, ICT project management experience, skills in strategic planning and change management. In this new CEO role, Luke joins the LGP team who support in excess of $400m in spend under contracts, working with 800 suppliers to support the NSW local government sector. His focus is to maintain LGP as Australia’s leading authority on local government procurement strategy and practice, as well expand the organisation to provide greater value to the sector.