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 VGPB selects members based on their experience and expertise in procurement-related matters. They can be internal or external to government.

The VGPB 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.


Antoinette Brandi

Ms Brandi has over 25 years procurement experience in the public and private sectors. Throughout her career, Ms Brandi has held many operational management roles. She has delivered procurement projects in goods and services, mining and construction. Ms Brandi has developed procurement supply chain strategies and risk management assurance processes. She was also the first female in Australia to gain fellow status with CIPS.


Mrs Denise Dyer

Mrs 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.

Mrs Dyer 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.

Ms Seona James

Ms 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.

Ms James 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.

Mr Peter Lane

Mr 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).

Timothy Lyons

Mr Lyons has extensive experience in government procurement policy. He has been a member of many public and private boards, and held many directorships. Mr Lyons has expertise in industrial relations, financial services, public policy and governance. He is also experienced in risk management, not-for-profit management and communications advocacy.

Claire Thomas

Ms Thomas is an economics professional. She has a background in public policy, administration and academic research. Ms Thomas is currently an independent public policy consultant. She has consulted on economic and public policy with Infrastructure Australia, DTF and ESC. Ms Thomas is also a member of the Independent Review Panel for gambling licences in Victoria. She received the Public Service Medal in 2009.

Craig Rooney

Mr Rooney has over 25 years of procurement experience in the public and private sectors.  He has a background in business management, financial management and people leadership. Mr Rooney attributes his success to his strategic thinking and customer focus. He has held procurement management roles at Porter Davis Homes, CSR Sugar, Madison Cross Australia and Coles Group. Mr Rooney is currently Victorian Operations Manager for Metricon Homes.

Russell Yardley

Mr Yardley is a successful entrepreneur and business owner. He has strong governance skills and is an experienced board member. Mr Yardley's career has focused on innovation, ideas strategy and planning in ICT.

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Reviewed 19 November 2019

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