We’ve travelled miles
to get you here.

With over $80 Bn of benchmarking
spend data, 20,000 participants in
one or more of our programs and
20 years of Australian experience
we have the track-record to help you.

Meet Stephen Sherwood

Stephen Sherwood


  • Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Master of Business Administration (Technology Management)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma Engineering Maintenance Management
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

  • Category management – IT
  • Professional services
  • Capital equipment/MRO
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Transaction management
  • Project and implementation management
  • Change management
  • Risk and governance management


“Stephen is a senior supply chain and procurement leader with over 20 year’s experience and has performed in a variety of managerial procurement roles (transactional to category management and large scale sourcing) in both public (top 20/50 ASX) and private industry. He is also an electrical and maintenance engineer and has worked across a diverse industry portfolios being defence, health, banking, insurance, and transport with $2-3B spend. He has delivered over $2.3M in savings and has led teams of 25 to 100 professionals delivering engineering, supply chain and procurement services. Reporting directly to Vice Presidents/Chief Procurement Officers, he is acknowledged as a trusted, transformational leader with personable and consultative leadership style who can develop and deliver business and procurement strategies while also being a change facilitator and team motivator. Besides procurement and maintenance engineering, Stephen also has highly developed skills in system implementation, governance, risk management, strategic and business planning as well as various project methodologies. He is a qualified trainer and has presented on a number of courses and at national procurement conferences.”


“I rate Stephen as one of the most passionate and disciplined procurement professionals in the field. Exhibits a strong drive for procurement competency development in himself and others, and possesses a broad understanding of effective procurement methodologies. Has a remarkable work ethic and is the quintessential team player. Drives positive change to work practices and culture (and consequently results) at Suncorp Procurement.”

– Glen Moloney, General Manager Procurement & Property, Virgin Airlines Australia.

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