Michael RobinsonManaging Consultant

Meet the team

Michael has vast Procurement experience that includes a number of roles at Local Government Procurement including Business Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation, Company Secretary and managing a team of 30 Procurement professionals.  His experience includes 4 years as Procurement Coordinator with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council where he was responsible for all purchasing and tendering activity as well as Chairperson for the Mid North Coast Regional Organisation of Councils (MIDROC) Procurement Alliance. Michael has experience in the manufacturing, hospitality, retail and local government sectors.

Michael holds a Diploma of Government (Procurement & Contracting) and has presented at many government and industry forums. In January 2016 Michael was awarded as a Fellow of the Australian Association of Procurement and Contract Management.  Michael has successfully completed the Probity Services Accreditation Course with the Resolution Institute (Combining LEADR & IAMA) and is a Graduate of the Company Directors Course and current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).  Michael is a Justice of the Peace in and for the State of NSW.

Prior to local government Michael worked as Trade Manager at Bunnings where he completed an Advanced Diploma of Management through Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and completed leadership training.

Michael has extensive knowledge of council operations, Local Government Act and Regulations and in 2012 was the inaugural winner of the NSW Local Government Procurement Professional Award for the development of procurement processes for council.

I have a passion for helping organisations design simple, consistent, strategic procurement processes that can withstand any scrutiny whilst delivering sustainable value for money.


  • Sydney Office
  • +61 437 729 932 
  • michael.robinson@arcblue.com.au

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