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Opening Addresses & Introduction - Colin Young, ICN Victoria
Wellington Shire Current Projects - Chris Hastie, Dean Morahan and Ray Weber
Gippsland Ports Current Projects - Tom Weatherall, Gippsland Ports
Star of the South Project Update - Katrina Langdon, Star of the South
What is GROW? - Erin Lord, Committee for Gippsland (C4G)
RDV and LVA Regional Update - Chris Buckingham, Latrobe Valley Authority
Q&A with all speakers - facilitated by Colin Young
ICN Gateway Page - Colin Young, ICN Victoria
Social Procurement - Rebecca Lee, ICN Victoria
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Chris has extensive experience working in senior leadership roles across business, community and government.
He is recognized for his capacity to provide positive leadership, inspire change and get people working together for the greater good.
Chris loves Gippsland and is passionate advocate for the region. He has lived in the region with his family since 1997. He has an optimistic, can-do view of the world and believes that when the people of Gippsland work together, they are able to overcome just about any challenge.
Chris is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors; was a Finalist in the 2012 Melbourne Awards for Individual Contribution to Melbourne's profile; and served the visitor industry in a voluntary capacity as Adjunct Professor, College of Business, Victoria University for a number of years.
His most recent role prior to returning to work in the Latrobe Valley, was as CEO of Casey Cardinia Libraries, during this time he also led Public Libraries Victoria, the peak body for public libraries in Victoria.
He enjoys volunteering in a range of community activities, with a particular interest in locally produced food, community events and running.
Chief Executive Officer
Latrobe Valley Authority
Katrina Langdon, Industry Development and Procurement Manager at Star of the South. Katrina has 13 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, including roles at Vestas, Senvion, Pacific Hydro and AGL. At Star of the South, Katrina leads the local supply chain engagement, workforce and skills transition to offshore wind and the overall procurement planning for the project.
Star of the South
Erin is a highly motivated business management professional with extensive experience in cultural change and business process improvement. She manages the client relationships and business development strategy for Aeromedical Solutions. Aeromedical Solutions provides an essential brokering service for the return of Australians who become ill or injured interstate or overseas and require clinical support to get back home. She’s really proud of the 100+ partners who work with her team to ensure they deliver the finest care at the best price.
She also works for the Committee for Gippsland as a Stakeholder Engagement Manager. Her focus is on GROW Gippsland a powerful procurement model that sees Gippsland grow its wealth and liveability through providing job opportunities that seek to strengthen social and economic outcomes.
Solving big problems and making the most of her networks is her thing!
Principal Social Procurement Adviser
Rebecca Lee is the Principal Social Procurement Adviser at ICN Victoria. Her work with ICN Victoria encompasses three years in the Local Jobs First Policy team, and she now brings this experience in policy implementation to the Social Procurement Framework. Rebecca has experience in driving effective policy implementation and compliance from her previous role as Policy Compliance Team Leader. She has aspirations for social and sustainable procurement practices and looks forward to applying her background in Women and Gender studies to the Building Equality Policy program for ICN Victoria.
As ICN’s Gippsland Industry Adviser for the last 5 years, Colin is part of a team across Australia focussed on the delivery of over $20 B of government and private projects covering energy, health, infrastructure, and defence to mention a few.
Colin joined ICN (Vic) in April 2017 after more than 38 years in the Victorian Power Industry, including 20 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station, Loy Yang A.
Colin’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), a Master of Engineering (Mechanical), a Master of Business Administration, and he is also the joint recipient of several Victorian Engineering Excellence awards.
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