Victorian Government Purchasing Board members

Learn more about the Victorian Government Purchasing Board members, how they are selected and how to contact them.

The board consists of a chair and at least 6 other members. The Board selects members based on their experience and expertise in procurement-related matters. They can be internal or external to government.

The Board meets every 2 months to:

  • develop and approve policies
  • provide guidance on strategic procurements
  • discuss procurement policy and practice matters.

It reports to the Assistant Treasurer.


Nadine Lennie

Nadine Lennie is a finance professional with over 25 years of experience in procurement across large scale programs to deliver projects in both the public and private sectors. Nadine brings to the position of Chairperson extensive knowledge in financial acumen, experience working within government policy frameworks along with an expertise for leadership and board management.


Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas is an economics professional with a background in public policy and administration. Now an independent public policy consultant, Claire has provided economic and public policy advice to a range of government and not-for-profit organisations.

A non-executive director of a not-for-profit disability service provider, Claire is also a member of the Independent Review Panel providing probity oversight over the allocation of gambling licences in Victoria, and an independent member of the Department of Justice and Community Safety's Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Denise Dyer

Denise Dyer is a multi-skilled professional with extensive experience in procurement, property and stakeholder relationship management. She also has expertise in delivering major capability and change projects including information technology initiatives across a large, complex government business enterprise.

Denise also has a background in finance, consulting, and in achieving social procurement outcomes in sourcing activities. Previously she Chaired the Corporate Real Estate Committee of the Victorian Property Council, and was the Company Secretary of corProcure, a joint venture between major corporations to promote global buying. Her current full-time role is in the Victorian Public Sector as a Senior Manager in property and procurement at William Angliss Institute.

Peter Lane

Peter Lane is an experienced information technology professional, having worked across the Automotive, Consumer Goods and Technology Consulting sectors, both in Australia and internationally.

More recently, he has been employed within the Victorian Public Sector as Chief Information Officer in the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, (formerly the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources).

Raoul Wainwright

Raoul Wainwright is an experienced industrial advocate, with a strong background in workplace relations and community services. Raoul has substantial experience in public policy development and working with government at all levels. 

Raoul brings a practical understanding of the role of procurement in driving social, employment and environmental outcomes, in line with the Government’s commitment to driving deeper value for money from procurement, including through the Social Procurement Framework.

Samantha Winter 

Samantha Winter is an accomplished finance executive and experienced non-executive director. Samantha is an experienced Audit & Risk Committee chair, supported by extensive experience as a commercial executive. Samantha brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, ICT, project delivery, business improvement and general management across the private and not for profit sectors. Samantha has a sound understanding of complex service organisations overseeing diverse operations and stakeholders.

Seona James

Seona James is a Yorta Yorta woman who has focused her career to date primarily in Aboriginal engagement and relationship building both externally with Aboriginal organisations and internally with leadership teams and employees. She has been employed with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Department of Health and Human Services East Division, Linfox Logistics Australia, CPA Australia, Department of Justice and Community Safety, and Australia Post in such roles.

Seona is an Aboriginal businesswoman who established her business (Indigenous Cultural Connections) in March 2018 and is currently self-employed. She was a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board from April 2017 to May 2019.

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Reviewed 01 July 2021

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