Advisory panel

Official Event Advisory Panel

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event is timely and relevant for all stakeholders working in the Australian infrastructure and capital works sectors.

Jonathan Dutton
JD Consultancy

Jonathon Dutton was the founding Managing Director of CIPS Australasia for over eight years up until February 2013. He was responsible for all aspects of CIPS activities as the global peak body for professional procurement & supply management in the region. He represented the profession and its standards to the highest levels of business and government. As a former qualified procurement manager himself, as well as sales manager turned marketing director, Jonathan can easily draw on experiences from both sides of the negotiating table. Jonathan has worked in senior positions for British Airways, QANTAS, Regus & CHUBB, and is a fellow of four institutes covering procurement, marketing, management and the royal society of arts. He is also a graduate diploma member of the institute of company directors, and has a degree in economics with accountancy and business law.

Jonathan is married with two young children and lives in Melbourne, and can be reached easily through LINKED IN or his website.

Travis Brooks-Garrett
Freight & Trade Alliance

Travis Brooks-Garrett is a Partner at Freight & Trade Alliance, an industry body focusing on large international logistics operators. FTA members represent approximately 70% of all containerised imports into Australia, including Australia’s major importers, freight forwarders and container terminal operators.

In addition to his role at FTA, on January 1st, 2017, Travis was appointed as the Secretariat of the Australian Peak Shippers Association, the peak body for Australia’s exporters as designated under Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act and by the Federal Minister of the day. APSA has a legislated role to support Australia’s top 25 ocean freight exporters including the likes of Visy, Murray-Goulburn, Bega, Australian Paper, Cargill and others.

For the last two years Travis has also served on the Law Council of Australia Customs & International Trade Committee.

Travis’ practice areas include International Logistics, Trade Policy & Government Affairs.

Shane Lamont
CPO and Head of Supply Chain
Sydney Water

A self-motivated Procurement & Supply Chain Executive currently in the role of CPO & Head of Supply Chain at Sydney Water who is accountable for the delivery of the Supply Chain Transformation programs in line with the Corporation strategy and Executive direction that will move to an operating model that Partners with the businesses to determine how to best optimise supply chain value that contributes to the organisation strategy and better external customer outcomes.

Prior to Sydney Water Shane developed his Change Leadership experience in a variety of industries including Resources, Manufacturing, Mining, Aviation and Transport.

Finally Shane’s Change Leadership method is Inspired by “Business Partnering / Value Add” approach in working with the business to: 

- Aligning Procurement & Supply Chain with the organisation vision, strategy and customer value proposition
- Leading organisation change by means of major Procurement and Supply Chain transformations and reform that provides a significant uplift in commercial capability and can be measured against “Leading” maturity
- Delivering value and benefits through a business partner approach to identify, capture and deliver value across the entire value chain that contribute to both enterprise and better customer outcomes

Amanda O’Brien
Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia


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