RA Webinar - Inclusive Procurement: why diversifying our resource pool and considering social value is more important than ever
13/08/2020 15:00 to 13/08/2020 16:30
Venue: via Zoom
Despite the impacts of COVID-19, Roads Australia remains firmly committed to progressing its D&I agenda.
Our second D&I webinar of 2020 turns the spotlight back onto inclusive procurement. As we emerge from the COVID crisis, the next wave of infrastructure projects will be critical in helping rebuild state and national economies. But in the rush to get these new projects to market and underway, we cannot afford to lose momentum on our industry's social value and diversity agendas.
At this webinar we will be joined by a panel of experts, including Penny Graham and Roy Ah-See. Penny is Chair of CareerSeekers' New Australian Internship Program, and as a former Board director of the Sydney Motorway Corporation, Sydney Light Rail and Sydney Airport, brings not only a wealth of industry experience but a passion for driving diversity across the construction and infrastructure sectors. Roy is a successful entrepreneur, storyteller, social and emotional wellbeing advocate, and survivor of welfare dependency.
Date: Thursday 13 August
Time: 3pm - 4.30pm AEST
ZOOM: The Zoom link will be sent to you when you have registered your interest.
RA Members & Non Members can participate FREE
Any queries contact RA Director - Events, Rachael Rooney.
OUR D&I COMMITTEE HOSTS
Deputy Chair, RA Diversity & Inclusion Committee and CEO of A Human Agency
Chair, RA Diversity & Inclusion
Committee and Executive Chair of the ACA
Esther Diffey, Director Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Aurecon
With more than 15 years of stakeholder management experience spanning across government and Tier 1 construction and engineering companies, Esther has a proven ability to develop and execute effective communication and strategic procurement strategies. She developed the Social Procurement Strategy for the Western Distributor Project and provided strategic input into the Workforce Development Plan, Victorian Industry Participation Policy, and Major Projects Skills Guarantee. Currently Esther is a PhD candidate at Swinburne University undertaking research into social procurement, its practices and opportunities for design and implementation to create positive social outcomes.
Penny Graham, Chair, CareerSeekers
Penny has over 27 years’ experience in infrastructure funding, development and delivery, and has worked extensively in Australia, Asia and the UK across rail, light rail, roads, airports, water, electricity and social infrastructure markets.She has a passion for holistic urban design, delivered and complemented by appropriate infrastructure.
Penny is an Independent Director and currently lives and works between Sydney and Singapore. She sits on the Strategic Committee for the Assisi Hospice in Singapore, and is a former Deputy Chair of the Sydney Motorway Corporation and Independent Director on the Advisory Board for the Sydney Light Rail Project.
Roy is a First Nation’s story-telling expert and a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation. He is also a successful entrepreneur, social and emotional wellbeing advocate, and survivor of welfare dependancy. As a life coach and a recognised international speaker, Roy has presented and spoken to audiences as large as 65,000 people, and represented Australia’s First Nation Peoples at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva.