Gregory ParkinsonGeneral Manager Procurement and Supply Chain, Naval Group Australia

Gregory Parkinson is the General Manager Procurement and Supply Chain at Naval Group Australia. He is responsible for the teams in Australia and France involved in procuring equipment and services for the Future Submarine Program.

Greg has over 15 years of experience working in procurement, general management and senior executive leadership roles, across industry sectors including Defence, Technology, Manufacturing, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). His previous roles have had a multi-national focus, working as part of Anglo-French or Australian-French international teams.

Greg moved to Australia from the United Kingdom (UK) in 2004 as Supply Chain Manager - Naval for ADI (now Thales) at their Garden Island facility in New South Wales (NSW). He played a major role on proposals for building Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Platforms and supporting ANZAC-Class Frigate upgrade activities.
Prior to moving to Australia, Greg was the UK Group Procurement Manager for Thales, helping to set up collaborative relationships between French and British procurement teams.
Most recently, Greg was the State Director for SMS Management & Technology a leading Asia-Pacific Digital & IT Consultancy focusing on the delivery of Advisory and Technology Implementation projects. At SMS, Greg was also the national lead for Government and Defence, incorporating teams working within Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and Defence Prime Contractors.
In contrast to his corporate roles, Greg has also worked for a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Adelaide, involved in manufacturing and sales, giving him first-hand experience of the challenges that SME’s face in the current marketplace.
Greg is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and has continued his professional development as a Member of TEC, a leading CEO development organisation. He was previously a Governor of the South Australian American Chamber of Commerce, and is passionate about raising the profile of professional procurement in Australia.
Greg lives in Adelaide with his wife and two children aged 6 and 9.

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