Canadian
Public
Procurement Council

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Organigram

Executive Officers

  • Kimberley Murphy
    President

    Kimberley Murphy has been with the Nova Scotia Government in the Procurement division for the past 13 years. In her current role as Manager of Procurement Engagement, she is responsible for developing and delivering information on the policies and processes of public procurement for internal and external groups. Included in that group is the supplier community where Kimberley has focused much of her efforts to engage suppliers in the public procurement process through events, on-line resources and by participating in the Atlantic Supplier Development team where she served two terms as Chair. Kimberley joined the Board of Directors in October 2016 after chairing the CPPC Forum held in Halifax.

  • Vincent Vu
    Vice-president

    Vincent is the Director of Purchasing Services for the City of Levis, the 7th largest city in the province of Quebec. With over 30 years of experience in leadership and management in the municipal sector, he developed his expertise in process optimization, strategic planning, change management, project management as well as strategic sourcing. He has also been an active member of the board of the  Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Quebec (AGFMQ) for over 10 years and he contributed, in collaboration with the CERIU (Expertise and Research Centre on Urban Infrastructures), to the development of the model of “performance bids” (DOP). He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Laval University with a Chartered Professional Accountant professional designation. He was elected on the CPPC’s board of directors in 2014 and is proud to help promote this national network of procurement professionals.

  • Hugh Amiel
    Vice-president

    Hugh has worked in both Public and Private Sector Procurement for the past 15 years and has spent the last four at University Health Network, one of Canada’s Largest Research Hospitals. In his current role as Director for UHN Procurement, Hugh worked to develop new Procurement Policies and Standardized Procurement processes across the organization. He has overseen the development new systems for tracking Procurement activity as well as the implementation of an Online Procurement Evaluation tool and an Electronic Document Signing tool. Prior to joining UHN, Hugh was a Manager of Procurement at Shared Services West where he provided procurement and contract management services to both clinical and non-clinical hospital clients. Hugh has a Degree from York University, a Leadership Certification from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, and holds a Certification in Public Procurement Law and Practice from Osgoode Hall Law School.

  • Mark McCulloch
    Treasurer

    Mark has been in the procurement and logistics profession for over 22 years. He brings a mixture of government and private industry experience. Mark has an MBA, a CPP designation from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and a P. Log. from the Canadian Logistics Institute. He currently is the senior manager of procurement, logistics and contract support services for the Government of Nunavut. Mark works out of the home office in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Mark joined the board of Directors in 2009.

  • Mélanie Pouliot
    Director and Secretary

    Mélanie began her career in the private sector as an engineer. She joined DCC in 2007 as a Contract Coordinator for the National Capital Region in Ottawa. In 2009, she was promoted to Team Leader, Contract Services where she led a team responsible for procurement plans for DND’s capital infrastructure program. Mélanie subsequently transferred to Head Office as Technical Specialist, Procurement where she was focussed in delivering public-private partnerships. She was promoted to National Director, Contract Services in 2017. Mélanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

Board of Directors

  • Kimberley Murphy, President
  • Vincent Vu, Vice-president
  • Hugh Amiel, Vice-president
  • Mark McCulloch, Treasurer
  • Mélanie Pouliot, Secretary
  • Caroline Bogner
    Director

    Caroline Bogner is the Senior Director, Procurement Services at Concordia University in Montreal. Caroline has over 18 years of public procurement experience spanning various sectors across Ontario, Quebec and Alberta. Prior to Concordia University, Caroline’s positions  included Senior Manager, Category Management and Procurement Operations at Metrolinx in Toronto, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Logistics at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Associate Director, Procurement at the University of Toronto, Director, Procurement at Alberta Infrastructure in Edmonton and Procurement Manager at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. Caroline enjoys contributing to the various excellent strategic initiatives of the CPPC Board.

  • Maureen Mayne
    Director

    Maureen is a Senior Manager of Strategic Procurement for the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa, leading the Business Partner / Senior Category Specialists.  Prior to working for the Mint, Maureen worked mainly in Supply Chain in the manufacturing (private) sector.  Maureen has over 20 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain, and holds a CSCMP, CPSM designation through the Supply Chain Management Association and the Institute For Supply Management respectively.   She has been with the Mint for nearly 14 years working in various portfolios including a secondment for 2-1/2 years as a Senior Project Manager for the Mint’s largest construction project, while they expanded their Winnipeg facility in 2011 – 2013.  Maureen is looking forward to sharing her public procurement and supply chain knowledge and connecting with a large network of procurement professionals across the country.

  • Nadine Clément
    Director

    Nadine Clément has been working in the procurement and contracting field for over 15 years within various department including the House of Commons. Nadine rejoined PSPC in March 2020 where she was the Director, Procurement System and is currently the Acting Senior Director, Application and Software Procurement Directorate since June 2021. Nadine has an executive MBA and is a Certified Federal Specialist in Procurement.  While at the House of Commons, Nadine led the procurement reorientation of the negotiated RFP and also played a major role implementing the requisition and purchasing module of the new financial system.

  • Trish Rafuse
    Director

    Trish is the Senior Contracts Manager, Information Technology & Special Projects at Interuniversity Services Inc., a dedicated procurement professional with over 15 years’ experience working exclusively in public procurement in the education environment. Trish holds Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designations from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). She is actively engaged in advocating for and furthering the profession through involvement in various public procurement organizations like this role with CPPC.

  • David Gragan
    Director

    David Gragan is the Chief Administrative and Strategic Operations Officer of NASPO. He has served as the Senior Procurement Executive of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and as the Chief Procurement Officer for Texas, Indiana and the City of Washington, DC. Dave spent several years in the private sector with Oracle and Accenture, where he worked with state and local governments on procurement best practices. Dave has served on several governing boards, including the Indiana Chapter of NIGP (president), the National Association of State Procurement Officials (president), the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (chairman) and the National Contact Management Association. He is a Fellow of both NCMA and the National Academy of Public Administration and is a Certified Public Procurement Officer. Dave has been awarded the Distinguished Service Awards of both NIGP and NASPO. Dave began his professional career as a Marine Corps signals intelligence and electronic warfare officer, serving in command and staff assignments around the world, as well as on the faculty of the Joint Forces Staff College, a component of the National Defense University. Dave is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Southern California.

  • Lindle Hatton
    Director

    Dr. Lindle Hatton serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO®). In his role as CEO, Dr. Hatton is responsible for strategic leadership of NASPO in conjunction with the Board of Directors, including overseeing the organization’s operations, programs, partnerships, and financial stability. Prior to being named NASPO’s first CEO in 2017, Dr. Hatton served as a consultant and advisor to the NASPO Board of Directors and NASPO ValuePoint® Management Board for five years and provided strategic guidance on organizational leadership, governance, Procurement U® and higher education initiatives.

    Dr. Hatton managed a consulting group for 28 years that served the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He has provided consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector organizations, nonprofit associations, as well as international countries in developing their economies and business ventures.

    In addition, he served as Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the California State University Sacramento, College of Business Administration. His scholarship focused on strategic leadership, corporate governance, change management, organization development, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. He has published numerous articles, monographs, and papers in various peer reviewed journals.

  • Daniel Stadnyk
    Director

    Daniel Stadnyk serves as the Financial Lead for The National Association of State Procurement Officials, Dan is responsible for leading the Finance, Accounting, and Contract Compliance functions for NASPO.  With over twenty-five years of Public/Private, Profit and Non-Profit accounting/finance experience Dan is a valuable member of the NASPO leadership team.  Dan leads his team to balance the control and facilitation of the NASPO strategic plan, with continued focus on the support of the mission, while maintaining accurate and ethical financial statements.  Dan has been responsible for financials statements as large as $4 billion USD.  Prior to NASPO Dan was hired as the accounting manager at GTKYCU and over the course of six years took on more responsibilities while moving to Executive Vice President.  Dan has been commissioned as a member of The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.  Dan is a first-generation graduate of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tn where he was a four-year scholarship member of the men’s soccer team.

  • Francois Emond
    Executive Director

    François Emond is the Executive Director of the Canadian Public Procurement Council.  He was nominated on a part time basis in March 2013.  He then accepted the role on a full time basis in January 2024. He will continue the development of our organization in making it the Canadian reference in public procurement while continuously providing greater value for our members and establishing strategic partnerships.

    His knowledge but also his leadership contributed to build a solid experience in the field of procurement in both the private and public sector first as a professional but also in leadership positions over the last 28 years. His broad experience in different sectors and his constant desire to elevate the role of procurement in all organizations where he has worked have allowed him to fully understand the reality and the challenges that public procurement professionals face on a daily basis.

    François also enjoys transferring his knowledge to others by teaching different business related subjects at both university and college level. He is finally a graduate from the University of Sherbrooke where he earned an MBA degree and he is also certified as a CPPO.

STANDING COMMITTEES

Training and Professional Development Committee

Kimberley Murphy
Committee Co-Chair & CPPC President

Kathleen Muretti
Committee member & CPPC Strategic Relations Representative

Vincent Vu
Committee member & CPPC Vice-President

Jelena Maric
Committee member

Hugh Amiel
Committee member & CPPC Vice-president

 

Awards Committee

Kimberley Murphy
Committee member & CPPC President

Kathleen Muretti
Committee member

Cheryl Comeau
Committee member

Lindsey Flaman
Committee member

Stephen Terry
Committee member

Canadian Forum on Public Procurement Committee

Martine Côté
Committee Chair

Kimberley Murphy
Committee member & CPPC President

Vincent Vu
Committee member & CPPC Vice-president

Mélanie Pouliot
Committee member & Director

Nadine Clément
Committee member & Director

Jelena Maric
Committee member