Department of Finance


Registration and light breakfast


Reviewing the past to inform the future

Session time

8:30 – 9:20am

Acknowledgement of Country and introduction to Forum

Jodi Cant, Director General, Department of Finance

Master of Ceremonies

Kate Ingham, Director of Strategic Advisory Services, Government Procurement, Department of Finance

Introduction to session

Stephanie Black, Executive Director, Government Procurement, Department of Finance.

Why the Public Sector Reform (PSR) was necessary

John Langoulant, Special Inquirer, Special Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects

Establishing PSR and its expected outcomes

Emily Roper, Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Panel and Questions

Presenters, Stephanie Black and Chris Thomson, Finance.

Whistling while you work: Corruption in public sector procurement

Session time


Introduction to speakers

Phil Helberg, Acting Deputy Director General, Building Management and Works, Department of Finance

'Corruption hides in poor processes and lazy oversight' NMHS case study

Ray Warnes, Chief Executive Officer, WA Government Corruption and Crime Commission

'Internal Whistle-Blowing in the Public Service: A Matter of Trust'

Jeannette Taylor, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia and Associate Editor of Public Administration Review

Contracting for the potential of supplier corruption

Carolyn McKell, Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor's Office.

Panel and Questions

Presenters and Mark Bryden, Strategic Issues, Building Management and Works, Finance. 

Morning Tea break


Looking forward to procurement excellence

Session time


Procurement Reform in action

Chris Thomson, Project Director, Procurement Reform Team, Department of Finance

Round Table on procurement ideas, challenges and frustrations submitted by attendees

Facilitated by Andrew Davy, Assistant Director, Procurement Capability and Development, Government Procurement, Department of Finance.

Closing remarks


Networking and Close


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