Members

The Board is comprised of nine members: five are ACT government employees (including the chair and deputy chair) and four are non-government employee members. Members are appointed by the Treasurer and are selected because of their experience in procurement from the government and/or industry perspective.

Current Board members are:

Ms Karen Doran (Chair and public employee member)
Ms Doran is the Executive Director, Investment and Economics in ACT Treasury in the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate. Ms Doran was appointed to the Board in April 2014.

Mr Stephen Goggs (non-public employee member )
Mr Goggs was formerly Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Corporate in the Health Directorate, and served as deputy chair of the Board. Mr Goggs has over ten years experience as a senior executive in a range of positions in the ACT and Commonwealth Governments, including in the customs, taxation and justice sectors. Mr Goggs has also worked in private legal practice. Mr Goggs was appointed as a non-public employee member in September 2015.

Ms Virginia Shaw (non-public employee member)
Ms Shaw has extensive experience across the public and private sectors. She has had senior management roles with responsibility for capital works and program delivery, including implementing ICT systems, in an Australian Government department, and has provided strategic advice for complex government procurements as a former director of the ACT Cemeteries Authority. Ms Shaw was appointed as a non-public employee member in September 2015.

Mr Richard Bear (non-public employee member)
Mr Bear has senior executive experience in financial management, Commonwealth Government tendering and contract management. Mr Bear is a Board Member CHC Affordable Housing & Crace Developments P/L and has prior Senior Management positions with Department of Veterans' Affairs, Child Support Agency and Defence Housing Australia. Mr Bear was appointed to the Board in May 2013.

Mr Roger Broughton (non-public employee member)
Mr Broughton has extensive experience in financial and economic analysis, risk management and procurement and contract management. As a former ACT Government public servant, he has a high level of expertise in government processes and the delivery of government policy. He has served on numerous intergovernmental committees, including the Goods and Services Tax Administrative Sub-committee. Mr Broughton was appointed to the Board in May 2013.

Mr Graham Tanton
Mr Tanton has over ten years experience as a senior executive in a range of positions in the ACT and Commonwealth Governments. He is currently the Executive Director Shared Services. Previously he held the position of General Manager Business Online Services and Small Business Programmes at the Department of Industry which managed the delivery of a range of federal whole of commonwealth government and CoAG online services designed to reduce business red tape and to provide efficiencies to government. He has had senior management roles with responsibility for major infrastructure projects, corporate functions and continuous improvement strategies.

Meredith Whitten
Meredith is an ACT public service employee for over 25 years, including executive roles in the ACT Education Directorate and ACT Community Services Directorate. Ms Whitten’s experience includes, project governance and risk, strategic analysis and public policy development at inter-governmental, whole of government and Directorate levels. Within the ACT Education Directorate, she leads the enabling functions of the Directorate including: Strategic Finance, People and Performance, Infrastructure and Capital Works and Planning and Analytics teams.

Shaun Strachan
Has extensive private and public sector experience, having held a number of senior executive private and public sector management roles in Chartered Accountancy, Professional Services, Private and Public Sector Health, in Australia and internationally over the past fifteen years.  He has significant experience in Strategic Leadership, Executive Management, Finance, Health, Government Relations, Major Capital Development / Redevelopment, Large Scale Facilities Planning and Management, Project and Risk management, Contract Negotiation and Procurement.  Mr Strachan is currently Deputy-Director, Corporate,  ACT Health Directorate.