CCF Online Masterclass: MRPV - Social Procurement

At the heart of MRPV’s operations is the goal of growing in partnership with the construction industry. When our partners succeed, we succeed and we want you to benefit from the multi-billion dollar opportunity represented by the state government’s investment into infrastructure.

MRPV and CCF are hosting an information session which will offer practical tools to ease what can be a frustrating pathway to meet your Social Procurement and Local Jobs First – apprentice, trainee and cadet targets.

Join MRPV’s Social Value & Inclusion team and a panel of industry experts for a productive discussion around the best ways to grow and thrive within the new framework. Learn how to find creative solutions which will assist you to navigate your way through both labour shortages and your inclusive employment obligations.

Hear from a panel of experts in their field on how they have delivered value for the communities they work with, while delivering outstanding service to their customers.

The Social Value and Inclusion (SVI) program is an​ initiative of MRPV to support the roads and civil construction industry to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce and supply chain to help build Victoria’s roads.​

The SVI program has been designed to work closely with industry, our contractors and our project teams to provide opportunities to Victorians from a diverse range of backgrounds.​

Guest Speakers:

Jacob Birch – Finance and Contracts Manager,
Fulton Hogan

Jacob has 10 years’ experience with Fulton Hogan, contributing in the delivery of projects across Australia and New Zealand. As Finance and Contracts Manager on the Craigieburn Road Upgrade, he has overseen the implementation and rollout of the procurement strategy and processes for the MRPV Panel of projects.

Hayden Heta – Managing Director, Wamarra

Hayden has extensive experience that affords him valuable insight and expertise into the barriers and achievements of Aboriginal employment and participation. This experience has fuelled his passion for exploring and realising opportunities for Aboriginal people.

With 15 years’ in the public sector, Hayden has worked and consulted widely with Victorian Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities providing both employment opportunities and economic participation. Hayden is currently the Managing Director at Wamarra, an Aboriginal owned and operated Victorian-based civil contractor, providing meaningful long-term economic independence and career opportunities for Aboriginal people and their communities.

Rob Brown – Chief Opportunity Officer, Fruit 2 Work

A high energy, high achieving Scot with more than 30 years business experience operating across Europe & Asia Pacific having held multi-disciplined roles at senior levels across a range of sectors with blue-chip companies. Rob has encountered and mastered a wide range of product / process technologies as well as operating and commercial environments.

Considered a strong charismatic leader, operating with high levels of honesty and integrity with reputation for execution and delivering, Rob is currently the Chief Chance Creator at Fruit2Work, a Social Enterprise that helps those touched by the justice system.

Richard Craze – Social Procurement and Inclusion Manager, DECMIL

Richard has a solid background working in the traineeship / apprenticeship industry, HR within a challenging blue-collar environment and more recently over past four years working with Aboriginal businesses and supporting employment opportunities at both entry level and executive for Aboriginal people nationally, regionally and locally.

Richard is currently responsible for the engagement of Aboriginal business and social enterprises, along with managing Aboriginal employment, priority jobseekers and achievements against the Major Project Skills Guarantee “MPSG” (includes apprenticeships, traineeships and cadets).

Richard has built strong meaningful relationships with Aboriginal business owners and social enterprises as well as connecting with industry training organisations and developing project specific training programs. He has recently worked on the Mordialloc Freeway Project where all state requirements were exceeded and is currently performing a similar role on the Gippsland Line Upgrade and Barwon projects.