Management Options Pty Ltd (MOPL) applies a team approach to ensure the successful completion of most procurement projects. This includes utilising a range of skills and experience within the MOPL team on an as required basis throughout a project’s life cycle to ensure project milestones are met while maintaining deliverable quality and business benefits.

 

Where required and appropriate, individual consultants can also be provided to undertake a project. Regardless of the resourcing approach, MOPL team members have access to the MOPL knowledge bank, tools and methods.

 

The MOPL team are highly effective working cooperatively with and utilising to the fullest extent any available client resources or other contractors involved in an initiative.

 

Probity Services are provided by one of our four accredited probity practitioners.

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Our Consultants

The members of MOPL’s core team are highly experienced consultants, with a long list of successful consulting engagements to their credit

 

Managing Director and Principal Consultant

Murray Watt consultant

Murray founded MOPL in 2004 after a successful career with the Queensland Government Treasury. Murray brings 25+ years’ experience in successfully leading, planning and providing strategic, tactical and probity advice on procurement projects within the public and private sectors to consulting assignments.

 

Murray 12 years’ experience as a successful independent procurement consultant, probity advisor, probity auditor and training facilitator in the procurement and contracting field to all levels of government in Australia makes him an extremely valuable and well sought after resource for clients.

 

For the past decade Murray has also shared his knowledge and experience with students during accredited training courses he delivers from introductory to diploma levels across the public and private sectors in procurement and contract management.

 

In 2005 Murray was recognised for his expertise, knowledge and achievements in this field by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) by awarding him the designatory and internationally recognised letters MCIPS.

 

Murray is a Nationally Accredited Probity Services Provider with extensive experience across numerous diverse projects, industry sectors and organisations advising on and conducting audits of procurement, contracting and grants processes.

Senior Consultant

John Bateman consultant

John brings a wealth of experience in successfully planning, leading and providing strategic, tactical and probity advice on procurement projects within the public sector, Government Owned Corporations and statutory authorities.

 

John is a tertiary qualified procurement professional with a Master’s Degree in procurement management and has 15+ years’ experience in the procurement field. He is a very experienced and successful consultant, probity advisor, probity auditor and training facilitator in procurement.

 

John has an extensive legal background in commercial law, intellectual property and contracts including the GITC. John has been a solicitor since 1988 acting for private clients and also as in-house legal counsel for government. However John’s passion for procurement has resulted in him focusing his legal expertise on procurement and contracting matters for the past decade to the great benefit of clients.

 

John is a graduate of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia Probity Services Provider’s accreditation program.

 

In 2012 John was recognised for his expertise, knowledge and achievements in the field of procurement by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) by awarding him a fellowship with the designatory and internationally recognised letters FCIPS.

Senior Consultant

Ashur Merza consultant

Ashur brings 20+ years’ experience in the successful planning, managing, undertaking strategic procurement and providing probity advice in relation to those activities in a wide range of business, procurement, contracting, insurance and finance matters within the public and private sectors.

 

Ashur is a tertiary qualified professional with a Master’s Degree in business administration. Ashur’s other formal qualification include a Diploma in Financial Services (General Insurance) and is a Fellow of ANZIIF.

 

Ashur’s knowledge and insight into public sector procurement and the public sector environment is highly valued by public sector clients. As a principal procurement advisor to the Queensland Treasury, Ashur’s strategic procurement and contract management advice to senior stakeholders on a broad range of significant procurements across the portfolio was valued and respected.

 

Ashur’s insurance industry expertise developed and honed in stints in the private sector as the claims manager in the Queensland Government Insurance Fund equip him with unique experience in risk and strategic business analysis that now enhances his procurement credentials. Ashur has excellent skills in organisational analysis, review and consulting.

 

Ashur is a graduate of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia Probity Services Provider’s accreditation program.

Senior Consultant

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Gary joined Management Options in 2014 following a distinguished career with the Australian Government Solicitor’s (AGS) office, during which time he established and led the probity practice for the AGS in Queensland.

 

Gary is solicitor with extensive experience ranging from private practice, an overseas placement in London and as a Senior Lawyer with the AGS. He has extensive experience in the provision of probity and procurement advisory services demonstrated over 25 years within the Public Sector environment. Gary is currently a principal presenter in 1-day probity workshops and the 4-day continuous Probity Accreditation program, having presented to groups of candidates across Australia from all tiers on Government.

 

Gary is a Nationally Accredited Probity Services Provider with extensive experience across numerous diverse projects, industry sectors and organisations advising on and conducting audits of procurement, contracting and grants processes.

Senior Consultant

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Highly experienced in management and senior procurement roles Tom brings business acumen, a pragmatic approach to his work and a successful record in developing and maintaining accountable, high performing procurement operations.

 

Tom’s work engagements have covered International, State and Local government organisations.

 

Examples include: leading a procurement capability assessment and development program across a group of state government agencies with combined procurement expenditure in excess of $10 billion per annum; capability assessment and development work in the United Nations system; and similar work in the Local Government environment in Queensland.

 

Tom has an undergraduate degree in Physics, a Master of Business Administration and post graduate qualifications in procurement.

 

He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.

Senior Consultant

 

Carol has over 16 years’ experience in the provision of consulting services to the Queensland Government, energy, mining, and small business sectors, providing leading edge thinking in the area of business architecture, business process modelling and managing large technology change projects. In addition she has a further 13 years’ experience in the mining industry in process engineering and management roles.

 

Her consulting approach brings considerable expertise in: managing stakeholder engagement; capturing and providing clarity about a client’s requirements; developing suitable strategies and plans to meet those requirements; and effective communication and project management to facilitate successful outcomes.

Our Team

  • Professional – Bring a long-term perspective of success
  • Reliable – Focus on achieving client outcomes irrespective of roadblocks
  • Expert – Work as a team comprised of individual experts in their fields
  • Independent – Focus on the best advice possible for the Client at all times
  • Pragmatic – Bring a fit for purpose solution oriented approach

Partner Organisations

MOPL successfully works with a number of partner organisations to source additional expertise as required to meet project needs in the areas of commercial and international law, business management services and training.

 

 

 

 

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Why Choose Us

  • Independent and trusted advice
  • Expert consultants who deliver
  • Proven consulting and project approach
  • Flexible in how we work with our Clients
  • Experts in ensuring our Clients never have probity issues
  • Experience across all types all types of public sector procurement