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BOOST SUPPLY: State of Social Procurement webinar series (1 hr)
Part 2 of the State of Social Procurement in Australia and New Zealand webinar series asks how can government, intermediaries and the private sector work together to support capacity and capability of benefit suppliers?

Feb 10, 2022 01:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Wendy Bezzina
Executive Director | National Operations @Social Traders
Wendy is born and raised in Gippsland and has held senior management positions in large government, public and private funded organisations for over 24 years. Most recently, Wendy has spent close to five years as CEO of the Social Traders Certified social enterprise, Latrobe Valley Enterprises. Wendy brings experience across a range of sectors including health, dental, government and waste. She is a strategic leader with executive level management experience across stakeholder relations, community engagement, operational management, and business development.
Jadah Pleiter
Founder and CEO @Panku Safety Solutions
Jadah Pleiter is from the Palyku people in North Western Australia and the Founder and CEO of First Aid company Heart2Heart Training & Supplies and Panku Safety Solutions. Jadah is a skilled entrepreneur with a background in project management, strategic planning, evaluation and research, marketing, Mental Health First Aid Training and Pastoral Care. Her experience working with Indigenous Communities, Local Government as well as Infrastructure & Projects has contributed to her breadth of understanding when it comes to managing multiple stakeholders, procurement, project management, risk management and OHS needs. Jadah champions a values-driven approach informed by Christian values and Indigenous ways of being, doing and knowing.
Herani Demuth
Capability Manager @Amotai NZ
Herani Demuth brings diverse experience running small business and active roles in youth wellbeing and community development to the work of Amotai NZ to diversify and more equitably spread the NZ government's procurement spend. Prior to joining Amotai as Capability Manager, Herani worked for the local tribal authority, Te Runanga o Ngati Toa Rangatira.
Host | Alison Carter
Social Impact Manager @IPA Personnel
Alison Carter is responsible for IPA's social impact measurement framework and programming. She also supports the social impact activities of the employment services and training divisions of the larger genU Group. Alison's focus is on designing initiatives and measurement frameworks for workforce solutions that drive positive social impact. She is an experienced social entrepreneur with professional experience in stakeholder engagement, advocacy and strategic communication roles in Australia and internationally.