Meet the team
Stephanie has four years’ procurement consulting practice in Australia and New Zealand specialising in social and sustainable procurement and capability development. She also practiced as a commercial lawyer in New Zealand for 7 years and is experienced in procurement, government policy and international trade negotiation. Her broad experience includes advising on contracts and contract management, procurements, negotiation strategies, commercial and public law as well as drafting various commercial documentation and processes, contracts, policies, guides, tools and templates.
Stephanie worked in ArcBlue’s Melbourne team for 2+ years before joining the New Zealand team in 2020. During this time she has been involved in a wide range of projects with public and private sector organisations across Asia-Pacific including:
– Place-based social and local procurement programmes including the Gippsland Growing Regional Opportunities for Work programme.
– Developing Social and Sustainable Procurement Strategies and Indigenous Procurement Business Cases and Strategies.
– Modern slavery supply chain risk assessments, strategies and statements pursuant with Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth).
– Designing eLearning modules and developing and facilitating training.
– Preparing policies, tools, templates and guidance, RFx documentation and bid support.
Stephanie has a strong understanding of the regulatory environment related to social and sustainable procurement, in particular, the Victorian Government Social Procurement Framework and related policies, the New Zealand Government’s Procurement Rules, Broader Outcomes Framework and other related policies and laws, Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) and ISO 20400:2017.
She has led CIPS training relating to contract law in Australia and New Zealand including facilitating the Contracting Excellence module for Corporate Award, Advanced Practitioner and Developing Contracts for Corporate Award, Practitioner and modern slavery skills training. Stephanie is also an ArcBlue facilitator for courses relating to contract law, negotiation and influencing.
Prior to joining ArcBlue, Stephanie provided legal advice on a range of tender processes, negotiations and framework contracts for the New Zealand Government’s multi-billion dollar ‘All-of-Government’ procurement reform programme for over 800 government agencies. Tenders and contracts included: air travel, corporate consumables, energy, information technology, rental vehicles and various professional services such as advertising, recruitment and legal services.
She was also New Zealand’s lead negotiator for international government procurement commitments with a wide-range of countries in the Asia-Pacific and delivered a portfolio of work relating to New Zealand’s participation in international fora on government procurement matters, including the World Trade Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and the World Bank.
Stephanie was also the lead policy advisor in the New Zealand government’s NZ$300m initiative to provide broadband to rural New Zealand, the largest rollout of rural broadband services in New Zealand’s history.
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– Mahatma Gandhi
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