Our team, your team.

Member-appointed Directors and Chairmen were Central Purchasing Services members first, so they can relate to your business needs.

An experienced, professionals support team are available when you need them.

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The Board strategically work in the interest of the membership, to keep your businesses relevant and competitive in today’s constantly evolving and dynamic marketplace. Our member-appointed Directors and Chairmen have extensive backgrounds as Central Purchasing Services members, and can relate to your business and your needs.

Tim Ellery, CPS board chairman

Tim Ellery


Tim is the owner / operator of Midstream Hardware, a trade-based hardware store located in Mandurah (WA), and a foundation member of the MAKIT Hardware group.

Graeme Norrish, CPS Board Vice Chairman

Graeme Norrish


Graeme has an extensive background in retail-based co-operatives and retailing in rural communities.

Chris Langslow, CPS Board Director

Chris Langslow


Chris is the CEO of Denmark Co-operative and has experience in the field of corporate advisory, structuring and capital raising, working in international investment banking in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Brooke Mansfield


Brooke Mansfield is Co-owner and Manager with her husband Glen of Proserpine & District Industrial. Brooke’s business has been a TradeSmart member since 2010.

Stephen Wren, CPS General Manager

Stephen Wren


Stephen has demonstrated experience in retail and supply industries having worked in management for Foodland Associated Limited (FAL) and Goodman Fielder Pty Ltd. Stephen has also owned and operated several small businesses in WA.

Our team of experienced professionals are here for you to call on – Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm AWST.

Stephen Wren, CPS General Manager

Stephen Wren


Stephen oversees the entire business and leads the Central Purchasing Services team. Working with the board, Stephen focusses on strategic development and growth for Central Purchasing Services and our members.

Greg Downie

National Manager

Greg works alongside our members to help them meet their potential. Greg takes the time to get to know you and your business, spending time on the road so he can visit in person. He is your key contact and here to assist.

Liz Vassi - Financial Controller

Liz Vassi

Financial Controller

Liz takes charge of the financial arm of the business, safeguarding our compliance obligations including rebate distribution and systems auditing. She also acts as the Secretary to the Board.

Tony Martella

Member Services Manager

Tony has a strong customer and member focus in both his approach to management and implementation to creating value and stakeholder engagement in the industries he has been involved with. He is recognised for implementing and supporting change from a strategic, people perspective utilising collaboration, teamwork and finding practical and workable solutions.

Di Thornley

Marketing Coordinator

Di is here to assist our members and suppliers with local area marketing in both the online and print space to achieve maximum exposure plus customised business support.

Wendy Livingstone

Rebate Manager

Wendy ensures the financial process is smooth, straightforward and on-time.

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