With the rapid and large-scale procurement changes rolling out it is getting hard to comply. Are you confident you can align to the sustainability Principles of the Queensland Procurement Policy? If not, then you need to come to this event. 

You will hear from global award winning circular economy experts Coreo, who have just returned from the United Nations, Queensland Investment Corporation on the financial imperative of sustainability and Queensland’s two biggest procurement agencies on the drive to bring sustainability principles to Queensland’s procurement approach, what they look for and how they assess your ability to meet the criteria.

VENUE: The Brisbane Club, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane

TIME: 7.15am arrival for 7.30am start — 9.15am

COST: Members $115, Non-members $140, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1400 (includes GST)


Registration closes 14/11/2019 5.00pm





Ashleigh Morris, CEO, Circular Economy Strategist, Coreo
Ashleigh is widely recognised as a circular economy visionary, with the skills experience and ability, to not only inform future strategy but to also lead the much needed action.

Ashleigh is the CEO of Coreo, a globally recognised company with projects in Australia, Chile, the United States, New Zealand and most recently Coreo has been invited to the United Nations General Assembly to discuss circular economy and the enablers required to accelerate the transition.

In recognition of her bold leadership Ashleigh is one of only 44 people globally to be an appointed ‘Circular Economy Pioneer’, by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In addition to this, Ashleigh was the only Australian to be invited to speak at the 2019 World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki 2019.

Jaine Morris, Chief Operating Officer, Coreo
Jaine is a diversely skilled circular economy professional, having led multinational corporations, governments and communities towards a circular economy.

In 2017, alongside Ashleigh, Jaine successfully managed the complexities of enacting systems level change in Australia’s first circular economy proof of concept project, applying circular economy principles at a precinct scale to prove the social, environmental and economic value of a circular economy.

Jaine is a storyteller at heart and understands that the best way to mobilise a community is to tell stories that engage, influence and evoke change. Jaine uses her advanced communication and human wrangling skills to bring about collective action towards a circular economy in disparate organisations, businesses and communities.

Andrew Saunders, Senior Manager, Responsible Investment, Queensland Investment Corporation
Andrew Saunders is Senior Manager, Responsible investment at QIC, an investment manager specialising in diversified alternatives and liquid markets with $81 billion AUD in AUM. QIC recognises ESG factors have a material impact on the outcomes of investment portfolios and considers ESG factors in all its investment decision-making processes. Andrew works closely with QIC’s investment teams to implement QIC’s ESG strategy and develop practical and realistic approaches to manage material issues, including climate risk. Andrew previously worked at Aurizon and has strong industry experience working in sustainability focussed roles across real assets.Andrew



Amanda Yeates, Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Management and Delivery, Dept of Transport and Main Roads
Amanda oversees the delivery of the integrated program of infrastructure projects and the maintenance and operation of the state controlled road network. This includes delivery of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) record $23 billion program of works over four years.

Amanda was appointed to the Deputy Director-General role and the Executive Leadership Team in July 2018. Prior to this appointment, Amanda held the positions of General Manager (Program Delivery and Operations) and Regional Director (North Coast and Wide Bay Burnett).

As Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Management and Delivery, Amanda provides leadership and direction to the four branches – Engineering and Technology, Program Delivery and Operations, RoadTek and New Generation Rollingstock.

Amanda is a passionate advocate and supporter of workforce diversity and is committed to fostering an environment and culture that supports a vibrant, diverse, collaborative, safe, rewarding and high-performing workplace. As Chair of the TMR Safety, Health and Wellbeing Governance Committee, Amanda is dedicated to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all staff across the department.

David Sinclair, Executive Director, Capital and Asset Services, Queensland Health
David’s career to date has included work in the private and public sectors in the UK and Australia. His previous experience includes roles with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Executive, in economic consultancy and the Queensland Treasury.

David’s current role is as Executive Director of the Capital and Asset Services Branch in Queensland Health with responsibility for ensuring built assets support the delivery of quality health services while seeking to improve the ways in which those assets are delivered, maintained and managed.


Danielle Swan, Strategy and Economic Advisory Services – Principal, Jacobs
Danielle Swan brings over 20 years industry and government experience, in environment, strategic and business planning, programme feasibility and implementation to her role as Jacobs ANZ & Asia Principal Consultant – Strategy and Advisory – Infrastructure & Environment.

Sustainability projects and programs are a favourite of Danielle’s and allow her to showcase her expertise as a project manager, strategist, business planner and policy maker. During her career she has been involved in the development and/or implementation of sustainability assessment tools for organisations such as the Department of Defence and Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia (ISCA).  More recently, Danielle has been involved in the Climate Preparedness Assessment in support of the Brisbane Vision 2031.

Within Jacobs, Danielle is responsible for a number of business planning and strategic initiatives focusing on innovation, inclusivity and sustainability of our business. Danielle is a skilled communicator, facilitator and collaborator, who is motivated by working with and aligning disparate stakeholders to reach mutually beneficial outcomes.