MEDIA RELEASE

20 June 2013 

Senior appointments at The Faculty Management Consultants

The Founding Chairman of The Faculty Management Consultants, Tania Seary, is delighted to announce the appointment of a Regional Chairman and a Managing Director for The Faculty.

“I have spent the last 12 months getting the right lead team in place to take The Faculty to the next level. Our team has the passion, commitment and skills to continue building on the foundations established during our decade-long journey to transform the procurement profession in Australia.  I look forward to seeing us strive for even greater outcomes for our clients in the coming year and beyond. I am really excited by this opportunity for all our staff to further extend their professional capabilities and grow.  We have a great value proposition to take to our clients,” she said.

David Bristow will become Regional Chairman of The Faculty. This appointment represents the culmination of a decade-long relationship between David and The Faculty.  David has been providing strategic advice to the business since its initial establishment eleven years ago, to the position it holds today as a leading provider of procurement thought leadership and advice to major Australian corporations.  

David will work closely with the Managing Director and will be responsible for building The Faculty’s talent pipeline, future growth strategies and major business development initiatives.

David was formerly a Partner with Ernst & Young Consulting and Vice President with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (1985-2002). He held both management and client servicing positions in these organisations and his clients included organisations such as BHP Billiton, BP, Australia Post, Ford Motor Company, Department of Transport and Department of Defence.  David also has more than 30 years voluntary involvement in not for profit organisations which has included working with people with intellectual disabilities and indigenous people.

Andrew Cordner will become Managing Director of The Faculty.  Andrew joined The Faculty as the Director of Consulting more than six months ago.  Andrew was formerly a core team member of PWC’s Asia Pacific Transformation & Change practice.  He has more than 12 years’ corporate experience, eight years of which was spent in Procurement and Supply Chain related roles.

Andrew brings to the role enthusiasm and passion to work with all team members to enhance The Faculty’s value proposition for both its clients and its employees. Andrew will retain accountability for growing the company’s consulting business and work with the Lead Team to maximise clients’ people capability and networks.

Andrew has worked for some of Australia’s largest companies, leading more than 25 strategy related transformation engagements in Australia and Asia. Clients have included Bupa, CGU, ANZ, ING Wealth Management, NAB, Aust Post, Toll, AGL / Alinta, Wesfarmers, Coles, BP, Telstra, Sensis, Calliden Insurance and the Murdoch Institute.
The remaining members of the Faculty Leadership Team have a cumulative tenure of more than 25 years at The Faculty and will continue in their current roles -  

Tania Seary – Founding Chairman.  These senior appointments have been precipitated by Tania’s move to London where she will begin establishing global relationships to benefit The Faculty’s regional clients and start building capability for The Faculty and The Source in Europe.

Tania will continue to set the vision for the organisation and will play a lead role in the development of the company’s thought leadership positions.  She will be responsible for establishing The Faculty and The Source in the United Kingdom and extending our strong local and global relationships into Europe.

Under Tania's leadership, The Faculty has instigated a number of "firsts" for the procurement profession, including the establishment of a Procurement Roundtable, the development of a Procurement Executive Program through Melbourne Business School, creation of an annual CPO Forum and attracting leading global procurement thought leaders to teach in Australia.

Andrew Hooke – Commercial Director. Andrew is responsible for driving The Faculty’s growth agenda, marketing efforts and supporting the delivery of high quality solutions to our clients.  Andrew brought to The Faculty his broad industry experience, having served in senior roles in FMCG (National Foods), Human Capital (Drake International) and Capital Projects (Mitsui & Co). Andrew has also served as Managing Director for one of the leading communications and marketing agencies in Amsterdam and as CEO Asia for one of Australia’s largest paper packaging groups based in Singapore.

Robert Pease – Principal Consultant – People & Capability.  Robert heads the capability and training business for The Faculty and has led the delivery of major capability and consulting engagements across both corporate and government sectors clients including, Alcoa, ANZ, Australia Post, BHP Billiton, NAB, National Foods, NSW Government, and Qantas. Prior to joining The Faculty, Robert was based in Europe where he led the global strategy, capability and compliance function for Cadbury Schweppes, influencing a global spend of more than $10B.


Matthew Perfect – Principal Consultant – Roundtables & Forums.  Matthew is accountable for managing Australia’s largest peer-to-peer procurement network, which includes The Faculty Roundtable and the Annual Asia-Pacific CPO Forum.  Matthew has held senior procurement roles at Toll Group and NAB where he was responsible for delivering cross-functional sourcing and category management projects across a number of direct and indirect spend categories. He was previously a consultant with Ariba, a global leader in spend management solutions, where he led strategic sourcing projects for Australian and multi-national clients in FMCG, manufacturing and resources.

Georgette Chadraoui – Finance & Human Resources Lead. 
  Georgette manages all finance, governance and people issues across both The Faculty and The Source.

About The Faculty. 

At The Faculty, we believe procurement is integral to core business strategy.  Through commercial leadership and deep procurement knowledge, we are helping to transform the profession.  

Established more than a decade ago, The Faculty works with Asia-Pacific’s leading companies to deliver:
 
Consulting and change programs to elevate procurement through operational, functional and systems transformation, strategy development and benchmarking
 
Leadership, commercial and functional skills and capability development to assess, build and embed high-performance procurement teams
 
Roundtables and thought-leadership forums to connect and inspire the region’s most dynamic and strategic procurement minds
 
We are not theorists.  We are practitioners, committed to delivering innovative and actionable solutions to help you stay ahead of the game.


Further information please contact Lisa Malone, Group Marketing Manager, The Faculty on 03 9654 4900 or via email for more information or photographs.