Broadspectrum CPO is Asia-Pacific’s CPO of The Year

Winners are grinners: Broadspectrum’s Executive General Manager, Procurement Australia and New Zealand, Kevin McCafferty is the Asia-Pacific’s CPO of The Year 2017.

Melbourne, 18 May 2017:

Broadspectrum’s Executive General Manager, Procurement Australia and New Zealand, Kevin McCafferty has been recognised as the Asia-Pacific’s CPO of The Year 2017 at the CPO Forum Gala awards, hosted by procurement consultancy The Faculty.

Kevin oversees a procurement spend of $1.8 billion, and he and his team have significantly influenced a centralised procurement process to better manage company-wide spend and savings to deliver EBITDA benefits. The initial target was to identify $30 million of decentralised spend and bring it under Procurement management; they delivered above budget to manage more than $50 million to generate savings for Broadspectrum and its clients.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Vince Nicoletti said: “Kevin has made a significant difference to the procurement function within Broadspectrum. His strong transformational change leadership has seen the area move to a more strategic function within the business, which is now delivering bottom-line results and benefits. Most importantly, he has upskilled and lifted capability across his team and enforced process discipline by implementing appropriate technology and system solutions.”

Kevin was thrilled about this recognition, and shared his team’s key to success: “The key to our success is being recognised at the highest levels of the organisation as a team that creates shareholder value. Our approach to procurement has changed, from inward-facing to focused primarily on the customer.”

The Faculty’s Founding Chairman, Tania Seary, said: “This significant change project undertaken by our new CPO of the Year, Kevin McCafferty, highlights how modern procurement teams are driving business innovation by putting the end-customer and shareholder value first. By enabling procurement leaders to drive cultural change internally, Broadspectrum has achieved both bottom-line company benefits, as well as delivering true business and commercial partnering, in a remarkably short period of time.”

Watch Kevin’s interview here.