Anush Avakian

Anush Avakian

Executive Director, Non Material Procurement, Strategic Policy & Intelligence and ICT
Department of Defence

I am a contract and procurement professional with over fifteen years’ experience in the procurement industry. I have worked on both complex and strategic contracts, and have extensive experience in industry collaboration, contract drafting, contract negotiation and contract management. I commenced my procurement career at ACT Procurement Solutions in 2003 (part of the then ACT Department of Treasury) and was heavily involved in the development of the new Canberra Hospital, school upgrades, and the Gungahlin Drive extension. In 2007 I moved to the Department of Defence to support our Groups and Services with their procurement requirements, including establishing the Strategic Industry Partnership Arrangement and developing multiple strategic ICT contracts. I am now the head of two procurement teams providing support to the Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group and the Chief Information Officer Group.