CCF Regional Chapter Dinner - Gippsland West (Warragul)

Join us for our upcoming CCF Victoria Regional Chapter Dinner in Gippsland West (Warragul)! This is a great opportunity to network with contractors and suppliers in your local area! Don't miss out!


Hosted by CCF Victoria, this event will include presentations and discussions with the following Speakers:

Event Speakers:

Michelle Anderson – A/Manager, Investment & Trade, Regional Development Victoria

Michelle will be presenting on the following topics for the Gippsland region:

  • Economic Recovery
  • Procurement Initiatives
  • Small Business Support Programs
  • Economic Development Strategy
  • Invest Gippsland initiatives

Michelle has worked for the Victorian Government for over 5 years with a focus on building stronger economies and communities through employment, investment and strategic infrastructure development projects.  Michelle leads the Investment and Trade team activities at Regional Development Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and is also the Founder/Secretary of Gippsland Women in Business.

Michelle has spent the last 20 years supporting the business community of Gippsland in a variety of senior roles, Regional Manager Gippsland, Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Small Business Mentor with Small Business Victoria.  Her knowledge and experience across a number of key industry sectors encompasses business management, strategic planning, project management, event management, marketing and networking.

Michelle is passionate about supporting businesses in Gippsland to grow the economy, create new job opportunities and ensuring Gippsland is a great place to live, work and prosper.


Lisa Kinross – GM Training & Operations, CCF Victoria

CCF GM of Training & Operations, Lisa Kinross will be presenting on the following topics:

  • Opportunities for capability development for the Gippsland Region
  • Government funding around training
  • Brand new Civil Train
  • OHS Community – supported by Incolink
  • Supporting regional community

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in management, human resources and education/training. Recently Lisa has been a leader and advocate for innovation and driving future skills development across the Water Industry nationally. She is a strategic advisor to industry, invited to sit on a number of industry committees and is highly networked.

Drawing on her networks she passionately brings about collaboration and sharing of ideas, knowledge, resources and experience. In her recent role as Head of the National Water and Safety Centre at Chisholm, she has been an industry disrupter and has delivered year on year outstanding growth in both revenue and client satisfaction. Other areas of specialisation over Lisa’s broad career have included organisational development, strategy planning, organisational design, change management, project management, business development, learning and development, and workforce capability strategy.


Peter Mogridge – Procurement Advisor, Arcblue / GROW Gippsland Program

Peter will provide an overview of how the GROW Gippsland program is supporting local businesses and local employment across the region, including:

  • What is GROW Gippsland and who is involved
  • Major projects planned and underway across the region
  • Support available for local suppliers to build capability and connect with the pipeline of major projects
  • Procurement tools and systems for local suppliers     

Peter is a procurement adviser with ArcBlue, since July 2019,  supporting the GROW program and delivering opportunities and outcomes for buyers and suppliers involved with Gippsland’s Major projects. A true local of Gippsland, Peter has an intimate knowledge of the region, the skills and capabilities that exist to support the major projects in Gippsland.

Peter has worked as a procurement adviser with a large multinational employer supporting local suppliers to position themselves as key service providers to ExxonMobil; he has also managed several supplier contractors to ExxonMobil over several years, gaining intimate knowledge of requirements from both sides of buyer and supplier.

Peter managed ExxonMobil’s largest onshore / offshore Gippsland Operations maintenance contractor growing the business from $12M / annum to $75M / annum over 8 years,  The key project management role he performed was managing the labour force (of 1500 employees) on behalf of McDermott to ExxonMobil between 2011-2013 during the transportation, installation, hook-up and commissioning phase of the Kipper Tuna Turrum gas fields development project, worth $6Bn USD.


Adrian Panozzo – CCF Project Manager, Positive Plans – Positive Futures

Adrian Panozzo will be presenting on CCF Victoria’s Positive Plans – Positive Futures Program (Mental Health & Wellbeing), designed to support business owners and senior leaders in the leading, development and implementation of mental health action plans in their organisations.

For for more information on the Positive Plans – Positive Futures Program or to submit an Expression of Interest to participate CLICK HERE

Adrian has over 25 years’ experience launching and leading businesses and large-scale community programs across elite sport, corporate and not for profit organisations.

He is the is a Winston Churchill Fellow and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Executive Program for Not for Profit Leaders.

Adrian is also the Director of the Better Life Group which focuses on creating initiatives with a social impact such as homeless phone company Better Life Mobile, which received global recognition in 2020 as winners of the World Mobile Phone Congress Dragon’s Den Award.

He has twice finished the Marathon de Sable a six day 240km foot race across the Sahara Desert, described as the toughest footrace on earth.

He has completed 10 Ironman races including the Hawaii Ironman World Championships and was a professional field umpire in the Australian Football League.