Local Government Procurement

LGP Executive

Michelle Despas

Michelle is an HR professional with close to 20 years’ experience in the field, having worked within the hospitality and airline industries, and various private, government and not-for-profit organisations. She has extensive expertise in organisational development, employee relations and leadership development; and has had success in creating cultures of collaboration, and implementing change to achieve

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Luke Kenny

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

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Emma Murray

Emma Murray is the Director Corporate Services at Local Government Procurement (LGP), where Emma leads and supports the people that deliver the business support, business intelligence, training and marketing and events functions of the business. Emma also supports the Local Government Procurement Board in the capacity of Company Secretary. Emma has 20+ years’ experience in

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Phill Scott

Phill has been employed in key procurement roles in Local Government since 1991. During the last ten years he has also taught part-time Procurement, Warehousing and Logistics subjects at TAFE. Prior to 1991, he gained fifteen years relevant private sector experience, having worked in industrial coatings, aircraft fabrication, commercial air conditioning, horticulture, chemical and electronics

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Margret Szanto

Margret Heads our Consulting team, specialising in procurement services to Local Government. The Consulting Team have over a century of procurement experience providing services such as tendering, procurement reviews, probity and audit services, document development, contract and project management. Margret provides professional consulting advice and guidance for all stages of a tender process from pre-tender

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