Tanya Harris

TANYA HARRIS, Global Procurement Lead, The Fred Hollows Foundation

Tanya Harris is a sustainable sourcing and procurement professional with 16+ years across the private and development sectors. In her previous role with the second largest telecommunication company in Australia, she represented the sector as a member of the Australian business delegation attending the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen in 2009, developed and introduced the first internal sustainable sourcing policy and vendor code of conduct.

At The Fred Hollows Foundation, working in 25+ countries, Tanya is leading the global strategic sustainable procurement function, providing support to The Foundation’s country offices direct procurement activities and acting as an advisor to key partners from all levels of government to strengthen existing health systems through better procurement. She also moonlights as chair to procurement consortiums, provides specialist support to innovative social impact financing projects and gender equality initiatives through leading and mentoring women in procurement locally and contributing to the revision of federal government procurement training packages.

Tanya also represented ACFID (Australian Council for International Development) on the Australian Technical Committee and international meetings contributing to the new Sustainable Procurement ISO 20400.

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