Register for the NZ Supplier Management Summit 2024

Did you miss our summits in London, Chicago and Melbourne? No problem, we're coming to Wellington!

We are thrilled to be hosting the first-ever Supplier Management Summit in New Zealand, so come and make history with us. 

The aim of our annual events (now in their 15th year) is to bring procurement leaders together to collaborate and make valuable connections. This year's theme, 'Enhancing the Extended Enterprise', focuses on making your suppliers a critical part of your business. During the Summit, you will gain insights from research that will act as a compass to guide you on your journey to becoming a 'customer of choice'. 

Don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies for success and join us in Wellington!

  • When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
  • Time: 08:30 am - 01:00 pm (NZDT)
  • Where: Asteron Building Level 5/55 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 (Google Maps)


Registration is now closed as the venue has reached full capacity.

Agenda for the 2024 Summit in Wellington

8:30am - Registration 

9:00am - Welcome and introduction 

9:15am – Keynote: Extended Enterprise - Greg Skelton (CEO, Wellington Electricity) 

9:35am - 2023 Global SRM Research: Discover the latest key market trends and insights from our 2023 research, focusing on the extended enterprise - Alan Day (Chairman and Founder, State of Flux) 

10:15 – Keynote: Using cloud and AI to enable the extended enterprise - Stephen Ponsford (CEO, Qrious) and Richard Adams (CEO, Concepts) 

10:35am - Break with refreshments  

10:50am – Keynote: Mastering Contract Management: How to ensure you never miss a dollar - Tony Horn (COO at Profectus) 

11:10am - Panel discussion about the research findings

Facilitator – Alan Day (State of Flux)

Panellists: Ashok Sudhakaran (Transpower NZ), Laurence Pidcock (NZ Government Procurement), Tod Cooper (CorrectionsNZ), Juliet Glass (Inland Revenue)

11:40am - Q&A from audience 

11:55am – Call to Action 

12:00pm – Networking & Lunch  

1:00pm - Finish  

Speakers and Panellists

Tony Horn

Tony Horn

Executive General Manager of Finance at Profectus

Operations at Profectus Group is a seasoned leader with a rich Fintech, Consulting, and Data Analytics background. Tony has successfully driven successful outcomes and growth for 100+ international brands within the FTSE 250/ASX 100.

He delivers results at Profectus, utilising audit recovery services and source-to-pay automation technologies. He collaborates with major clients such as The Warehouse Group, Chemist Warehouse, Fonterra, Ingham's, Smiths City, NZ Post, and Westpac.
A results-oriented professional, he delivers customer excellence, driving profitability and continuous product innovation as the marketplace evolves, contributing significantly to the growth and success of Profectus and its clients.

Richard_Adams - Concepts

Richard Adams

Chief Executive Officer at Concepts

Richard leads CCL, with accountability for both development of its strategy and its successful execution.

He joined CCL in 2022, having held a number of leadership roles for Spark Group over the last ten years. Most recently, he led the Spark Consumer Channels business – and previously, he led the Business Sales & Service teams across Spark’s Central and Southern Markets.

Richard started his career in Fletcher Challenge and has more than 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector. He spent six years in Europe and Australasia within the software sector, and then returned to New Zealand in 2011. He lives in Wellington with his family.

Stephen Ponsford - Qnous

Stephen Ponsford

Chief Executive Officer at Qrious

I'm deeply committed to leading organisations guided by purpose. As the CEO of Qrious, I harness the power of digital innovation and emerging tech to drive positive social change.

In addition to leading my team @ Qrious, I often take the stage as a keynote speaker, sharing my insights and vision. I'm also a proud member of the Institute of Directors and serve as an advisor to fledgling businesses, helping them navigate the challenges of growth.

Greg Skelton - Wellington Electricity

Greg Skelton

Chief Executive Officer at Wellington Electricity

Greg has been the Chief Executive of Wellington Electricity since April 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, Greg was the Chief Executive of Alpine Energy Limited and has held various senior management roles in the electricity industry.  Greg has 30 years of experience in the fields of production engineering, electrical engineering and business management.  Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.


Laurence Pidcock - NZ Government

Laurence Pidcock

General Manager at NZ Government Procurement

Experienced Procurement leader with a demonstrated history developing and implementing procurement teams and strategies in Public and Private Sector. Skilled in Supplier Performance, Negotiation, Government Procurement, Spend Analysis, and Strategic Sourcing. Recognised for the development of the procurement function in NZ government, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

Tod Cooper - CorrectionsNZ

Tod Cooper 

Director Procurement at Department of Corrections NZ

A commercial and operational executive, having held leadership and advisory roles over the past 20 years. A senior leader that creates and nurtures high performing teams and develops organisational growth in both commercial maturity and capability.

Whilst building elite winning teams focused on customer delivery, I have a track record of leading strategy, transformation and organisation change through creating an environment where ideas and confidence can flourish and my team and their expertise is valued by both internal and external customers.