Strategic Sourcing's People

Team members have twenty plus years of hands-on commercial experience.  Strategic Sourcing prides itself in deploying experienced practitioners who can add immediate value and build a strong rapport with key operational personnel and management.  Reports are important, but results measure real performance.  Our people are committed to getting involved and working directly alongside the client operatives to deliver sustainable value.

After completing Harvard Business School’s Executive Negotiation Programme in 2003, Bernie Diver established himself as an independent strategic sourcing consultant.

The practice has since grown to over 20 subject matter experts supporting a wide range of industries across three specialist divisions - Commercial, Aviation and Education.

Core Team

Bernie Diver - Director

Bernie has advised many leading companies in the negotiation of major strategic sourcing transactions.  Some of the clients advised include Air NZ, RNZAF, Carter Holt Harvey, Fletchers, The Rank Group, Goodman Fielder, and the Wellington City Council.  Bernie has been involved in international negotiations with GE, Air France Industries, Boeing, Rockwell Collins, and PMP Pty Limited. Studying negotiation at Harvard Business School has enabled Bernie to combine his experience and passion for negotiation with the very best of practical frameworks to create value for clients.

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Phil Garside - Aviation Director

With over 38 years of experience in the aviation industry, Phil is uniquely place to provide guidance and advice on a wide range of disciplines. Phil’s successes in the management of sophisticated and high value aviation assets quickly developed to fleet wide responsibilities, most recently for Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand. Phil’s experience has been invaluable in the negotiation of strategic support contracts within Air New Zealand and more recently for Strategic Sourcing’s key clients. He has a keen eye for opportunities to simplify end to end processes, thereby reducing costs and improving productivity. Phil is the Engineering Director of Strategic Sourcing’s Aviation Division.

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Mark Dunlop

Mark is a Senior Consultant within the Strategic Sourcing Consulting team. 

He is particularly effective in supporting strategic planning, bid management, change management and in assisting client organisations to identify and realise opportunities from strategy through to implementation. He believes in developing people to their potential and works to set up the conditions for business success built on the success of individuals at all levels. His point of difference is the emphasis on delivering change and performance through aligning the organisation and individuals.  He has extensive experience in identifying organisational talent and in training, coaching and mentoring managers and future leaders to achieve to their potential.  Feedback from participants across a range of organisations and development programmes facilitated by Mark endorses his capability in effectively passing-on his knowledge and experience as an effective coach and executive mentor.

Mark brings extensive line-management, executive and change leadership experience in both the private and public sector, with a track record in commissioning successful start-up entities for clients in New Zealand and Australia.   His salaried work experience includes roles in management, executive and governance with the Fletcher Building Group, Housing New Zealand, PWC, IBM and Foodstuffs. He brings this managerial background and a diversity of industry experience to client opportunities.

Rob Keyworth

Rob Keyworth is a Strategic Sourcing specialist with significant experience in contract management, procurement, business process improvement, and project management. Rob brings 25 years’ experience in Operations Management and Quality Management having worked with industry leaders, his key strength being his ability to quickly analyse and identify solutions to the underlying causes of organisational problems. He is personable individual and a professional with a strong ethical approach to business.

Warwick Catchpole

Warwick is a management professional with a diverse range of experience in programme and project management. With significant exposure to organisational change management, IT project management and business process improvement activities, Warwick has operated across a variety of environments including public sector, manufacturing, FMCG, freight and logistics. With over 10 years experience in management roles Warwick’s career has largely been advanced in highly complex, multi site operations where his strong communication and negotiation skills have been honed.
 
A member of the PMI, Warwick has continued to develop his formal education through attendance at multiple Programme and Project management courses.

Omid Baghshomali

A former RNZAF officer, holding a Bachelor of Engineering, Associate Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and specialist training in Prince 2, Aircraft Stress Analysis, Materials Technology and Lead Auditing, Omid has significant aviation quality assurance experience.

Omid has been a core member of the Strategic Sourcing team since 2006.  Omid’s expertise is the ability to undertake analysis of complex businesses, identifying Total Cost of Ownership and designing leaner operating models.    

Business and Management Professional with experience in:

  • Project and Change Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Engineering /Technical management
  • Working with all levels of internal and external stakeholders
  • Business analysis
  • Management/Technical consulting
  • Certified Prince2 Practitioner
  • Contractor and client management
  • Policy development

Leonie Phillips - Operations Manager

Leonie ensures Strategic Sourcing is able to deliver for clients. With endless energy and a can do attitude Leonie supports the team through a myriad of front and back office functions.

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