Coming from SAP and now working with Coupa, Charles has experience in finance/procurement transformations. He enjoys working collaboratively with business leaders to utilise technology and drive innovation, especially when it comes to ESG initiatives.
Lloyd Lee, Sustainability Consultant, Schneider Electric – Sustainability Business
Lloyd is a Consultant from Schneider Electric’s Sustainability Business based in Melbourne, where he leads clients in developing and realising their ambitious climate strategy by building partnerships and implementing scalable end-to-end solutions with a pragmatic business and hands-on engineering approach.
He has 17 years’ experience working across a broad range of sectors throughout the value chain covering; energy, built environment, mining, consulting and government, in addition to various onsite operational and engineering roles across Australia and the UK.
Lloyd enjoys getting his hands dirty to put theory into practice and has a core belief that creativity, pragmatism and inclusive partnerships will enable society to navigate an equitable path to Net Zero.
Lynn is a procurement executive with over twenty five years experience in both consulting and corporate environments. Over her career Lynn has led and delivered procurement transformation programs in large, complex enterprises across infrastructure, financial services, energy, utility, FMCG, telecommunications, heavy manufacturing, health and government sectors that increase shareholder value and build ethical and transparent supply chains – protecting people, planet and profits.
Michael Buchanan, Information Digital Technology Vendor Manager, Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council – and ADIA founding member
Michael Buchanan. B.E. (Hons), M.Eng.Sc (Res), is a Procurement and Commercial Leader with over 15 years experience across all sizes of organisation and most industries. He Initially ran development teams for Electronic Toll Systems, and telecommunications physical hardware. His fascination with the dark art of commercialising Technology grew into commercial capability and experience across all Technology sub-categories. The challenge of delivering Social, Sustainable and Circular to organisations’ commercial & procurement has become a passion of his, particularly when it involves innovation in traditional areas such as procurement of carbon credits produced by Indigenous land management practices.
His passion has now extended into volunteering support for Digital Inclusion with the Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance and Sustainable Technology by supporting “Organisations for Sustainable Circular IT” (part of the eWaste Watch Institute)
After living in several Australian states, Michael and his wife Renae now reside on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, actively supporting their teenage children’s interests and goals.
Nicholas Bernhardt – CEO and co-founder, Informed 365
Nicholas Bernhardt is the CEO and co-founder of Australian ESG tech company Informed 365.
Informed 365 is an ESG (Environment Social Governance) platform that provides data transparency and drives efficiency in collecting, analysing, and reporting through advanced technology and automation. Nicholas has come over from the dark side as he was an ex-investment banker who held executive management positions at Standard Chartered Bank, and Nomura Securities. He has committed his life to a safer, more equitable, and sustainable planet.
Nicola Nation, CEO, The Akina Foundation, New Zealand
Nicola Nation is the CEO, Tumu Whakarae at The Ākina Foundation, a not-for-profit consultancy in Aotearoa New Zealand. We believe that positive social and environmental impact should be at the heart of every business. We offer capability building services, consulting, procurement and investment advice to our clients.