Chris Newman

Chris managed Procurement, Risk, OH&S and Community Development in senior Local Government roles before joining the Victorian State Government in 2008. In the Department of Planning and Community Development, Chris developed and managed a broad Council Reform Project including the Procurement Excellence Program, leading all Victorian Councils through a dynamic sector-wide procurement improvement program. As part of this program, Chris managed the development of the Victorian Local Government Social Procurement Guidelines and the establishment of the subsequent Social Procurement Expert Support Program.

Chris has extensive experience as a Trainer, in areas including Negotiation, Procurement, OH&S and Risk Management.