Chris NewmanCo-Managing Director

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Chris has over 17 years’ experience in a wide range of senior management roles before joining ArcBlue. He has extensive experience in leading high skilled project teams through complex change and transformation projects. He has led major projects at ArcBlue, Procurement Development Programs across NSW, South Australian and Victorian Local Government and a range of Social Procurement and economic development projects across the country.

Chris managed Procurement, Risk, OH&S and Community Development in senior Local Government roles before joining the Victorian State Government in 2008. In his role at the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development, Chris managed the North-west Metropolitan Team and developed and managed a broad Council Reform Project including the Procurement Excellence Program, leading all Victorian Councils through a dynamic sector-wide procurement improvement program. As part of this program, Chris managed the development of the Victorian Local Government Social Procurement Guidelines and the establishment of the subsequent Social Procurement Expert Support Program.

Chris, who is co-founder and Director at ArcBlue Asia Pacific, is a highly skilled facilitator and program manager, who has presented on procurement development and transformation at conferences across the Asia Pacific region.

We had a vision when we set up ArcBlue that we wanted to establish a company that was both a great place to work and a company that could have an impact in the world in which we are working in.”

Contact Me

  • Melbourne Office
  • +61 412 318 384
  • chris.newman@arcblue.com.au