Procurement Council



Executive Officers

  • Kimberley Murphy

    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

    Vincent is the Director of Purchasing Services for the City of Levis, the 7th largest city in the province of Quebec. With over 25 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

    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

    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.

Board of Directors

  • Kimberley Murphy, President
  • Vincent Vu, Vice-president
  • Hugh Amiel, Vice-president
  • Mark McCulloch, Treasurer
  • Jelena Maric

    Jelena Maric has led the City of Airdrie Procurement since August 2015. She accepted the position in Airdrie leaving The City of Red Deer Purchasing and Risk Management  Section after ten great years. Prior to getting involved in procurement and risk management field, she held a claims adjuster position with Wawanesa Insurance for nine years. Jelena moved to Canada nineteen years bringing eight years’ experience as  a civil litigation lawyer. Jelena has her law degree and bar exam from her home country. She is also a Certified Insurance Professional (CIP), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), has Advanced Certificate in Public Procurement and is working towards the completion of the Enterprise in Risk Management designation. Jelena’s education and work experience provide broad range of expertise covering the different aspects of procurement. Jelena continues to progress her passion for public procurement using every opportunity to share her experiences and learn from others. “It is an honour to serve on the CPPC Board of Directors.”

  • Caroline Bogner

    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.

  • Shelly Flahr

    Shelly Flahr has led the City of Red Deer Procurement Section since August 2015. She began her career with the City of Red Deer when she moved back to Canada from Alaska in 1997. Prior to getting involved with procurement for the City of Red Deer, she owned an electrical company and heavy equipment rental company along with her husband in Alaska. Shelly has earned her Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation from the Supply Chain Management Association, as well as her Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) designations from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC). Shelly was elected to the CPPC Board of Directors in 2016 and Shelly is honored to serve the CPPC Board.

  • Rashpal Uppal

  • Maureen Mayne

    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

    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.

  • Stephen Terry

    Stephen Terry began his procurement career in the early 1980’s at Canada Revenue Agency and the City and Regional Municipality of Sudbury. After moving to the private sector as the regional Purchasing Agent for Cascades Resources (currently Spicers Canada), he joined the Board of the Rainbow District of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada, and fulfilled the positions of Event Chair and of District President. In the late 90’s  Stephen was transferred to Cascades Resources head office in Mississauga, and enrolled in part-time studies at Ryerson University, joining the Board of the Ryerson Continuing Education Students Association. Moving to Halifax in 2003, Stephen was the Atlantic Operations Manager for Cascades Resources, responsible for operations in NS and NL prior to leaving the company in 2003 for a return to the Public Sector. Stephen has been a Senior Consultant at HRM for 12  years. A lifelong learner, Stephen has continued his professional development in Halifax with a focus on Procurement Law.

  • Mélanie Pouliot

    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.

  • Trish Rafuse

    Trish is the Information Technology & Special Projects Category Manager 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.

  • Francois Emond
    Executive Director

    François was nominated as Executive Director of the Canadian Public Procurement Council in March 2013. 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. François has been actively involved with the council as a member of the board of director for the past two years. He is a graduate from the University of Sherbrooke where he earned an MBA degree. 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 as a manager over the last 17 years. He first worked for Bombardier Aerospace for a little over six years where he took different roles in procurement and continuous improvement initiatives. More recently, he was employed by the City of Quebec, in the procurement service, as manager of acquisitions, a position he held over the past four years.


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

Shelly Flahr
Committee member & CPPC Director

Jelena Maric
Committee member & CPPC Past President

Hugh Amiel
Committee member & CPPC Vice-president

Stephen Terry
Committee member & CPPC Director

Communications Committee

Membership Committee

Outreach Services Committee

Canadian Forum on Public Procurement Committee

Kimberley Murphy
Committee member & CPPC President

Vincent Vu
Committee member & CPPC Vice-president

Cheryl Comeau
Committee member & CPPC Advisory member