THE FACULTY QUARTERLY

Spring 2012

Transformer

Amazing but true, more than a decade into the professionalisation of procurement, Australia is experiencing a surge in the number of greenfield procurement opportunities and transformation of brownfield sites.  

In response to this demand, The Faculty has appointed Andrew Cordner as Director of Consulting.  

For the last eight years Andrew has been a core member of PWC’s Strategy and Merger Integration practice for Asia-Pacific. Prior to PwC , he spent 12 years in the Banking & Finance industry.

“The Faculty’s core capability is change management within the procurement profession.  Andrew’s experience in managing corporate-wide change, with a strong financial focus, will be invaluable to our clients who are either transforming their procurement capability, or establishing procurement within a greenfields context,”  said The Faculty’s Founding Chairman, Tania Seary.

Andrew has worked on some of Australia’s largest deals, including the recent integration and transformation of Bupa’s $2.4bn acquisition of MBF which involved successfully integrating and stabilising the respective businesses in the first 100 days. He has been involved in more than 20 mergers/acquisitions and 25 integrations and transformations in Australia and Asia – the majority of which he has led.

During his career Andrew has worked on a broad range of engagements throughout the M & A / deals life cycle, helping corporates with strategy development, synergy identification and cost control initiatives pre-deal; and integration, transformation, strategy execution and organisational change post-deal. 

Andrew also drove significant organisational and product development during his time at PwC.  He made a significant impact in developing the Operations team, including establishing their post-merger integration capability. He was instrumental in building the mergers and integration business,  as well as helping to build PwC’s transformation offering.

Andrew will begin his role at The Faculty on Monday 15 October.