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Western Power recently achieved platinum certification from the International Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) for a second time.

The accreditation from the global professional body for purchasing and supply standards, makes Western Power one of only 18 companies worldwide to be listed as leaders in driving and upholding procurement standards.

It is the second time Western Power has received the CIPS Procurement Excellence Program Advanced Standard Platinum Award. In 2019 Western Power was the first Australian company to receive the award and remains the only company in the Australasia region to receive Platinum recognition.


(L-R) Sam Barbaro, CEO, Sharon Morris, General Manager CIPS Australia New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Gerry O'Doherty, Commercial Assurance Specialist, Tamara Brooker Executive Manager, Business and Customer Service and Margaret Pyrchla, Head of Commercial.

Western Power CEO Sam Barbaro congratulated the Commercial team, and all employees involved throughout the business, in achieving international certification.

“The award gives our current and future business partners continued confidence Western Power has in place effective, robust and ethical procurement processes embedded within the business,” Mr Barbaro said.

“CIPS platinum certification reflects our commitment to a level playing field that allows Western Australian businesses to compete against national and international suppliers for service and goods contracts,” he said.

The comprehensive certification process was conducted by an independent assessor ranking Western Power’s leadership and organisation, strategy and policy, people, processes and systems, performance management and measurement, at a platinum standard in 27 of the 28 categories, and gold in the remaining one.


Western Power Commercial team

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