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CIPS Announces New General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

CIPS 25 July 2019

Sharon Morris, currently CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser, will take up the role in late August 2019.

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has appointed Sharon Morris as General Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Sharon Morris, currently CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser, will take up the role in late August 2019 following the decision of the current General Manager Mark Lamb to step down.

With over 20 years’ experience in managing a wide range of projects in both Australia and other regions, Sharon will bring with her a wealth of experience of the not-for-profit sector and membership sector.

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO CIPS said: “We are absolutely delighted that Sharon has decided to join CIPS in this key role at a really exciting time for the profession.  We have chosen a proven business leader to take CIPS in Australia and New Zealand to the next stage of its evolution. Her leadership experience will bring with it new perspectives for our profession as she works alongside the procurement community to continue to build capabilities and strong networks for our collective future success.

"I’d also like to take this opportunity to pass on our thanks to Mark Lamb, who has driven CIPS forward in the region with passion and drive over his time with us, we wish him every success.”

Sharon Morris added: “I am very excited to be joining CIPS and I am really looking forward to getting to know this dynamic and exciting profession.  As I look across the business spectrum, procurement and supply is intrinsically placed to be a real change agent and driver for the greater good.  Issues such as modern day slavery, sustainability and ethics are core not only for this profession but also for the wider society to address; and CIPS is positioned perfectly to drive that agenda forward – I can’t wait to get started.”

ENDS

Press contacts:

CIPS

Liz Lees; Group Head of PR & Representation; liz.lees@cips.org; +44 (0) 1780 761574; 07917 648564 

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.  
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Sharon Morris Biography

Sharon is a highly-motivated leader with a proven track record in strategy and implementation of high-profile engagement and awareness initiatives in the not-for-profit and government sectors. She’s passionate about building relationships between corporate, government and not-for-profit entities to generate shared value and social impact. Applying a customer-centred approach, where knowledge, understanding and relevance is at the heart of all engagement.

As CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest community-driven breast cancer research fundraiser, working in partnership across 100 community events and attracting over 100,000 participants annually. Her dynamic yet pragmatic leadership style has played a pivotal role in the growth of the Foundation; expanding the event to all capital cities and numerous regional locations; securing valuable corporate partnerships and community alliances; and surpassing $36m for research.

Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in managing a wide range of projects in Australia and overseas. 

Prior to joining the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Sharon managed Women in Super, a national advocacy and networking membership body with over 3,300 members. She has worked for the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, was Project Manager of the 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Parliament of Victoria and was the Public Relations Manager at Victoria Police. She started her career at the retailer Georges in public relations, marketing and promotions and later working for Experian Asia Pacific, where she managed events in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and Taipei.

Sharon is a current Director of the Australian Public Service Benefits Group, also chairs their Engagement Committee, and has served on the Women in Super Board, the MDC Foundation Board and the Victorian Public Service Panel of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Sharon is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Politics, a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Counselling, and is a Sydney leadership graduate.  

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