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

Vice Chairman

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

Tom Wilson, CPS Board Director

Tom Wilson


Tom and wife Christine established T&C supplies in Albany, WA. From its establishment T&C Supplies has evolved into the primary provider of tool and industrial supplies in the south-west of WA.

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.

Paul, central purchasing

Paul Price


Paul has a significant legal background which ranges through corporate and commercial law. He is a director of Symmetry Capital partners, a corporate advisory and strategic consulting firm. He has served on a number of publicly listed and unlisted corporations in his career. Paul brings significant strength to the legal and strategic capabilities of the company.

Stephen Wren, CPS General Manager

Stephen Wren

General Manager

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

General Manager

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

Business Development 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.

Robert Jones

Category Manager

Robert has outstanding experience in Category Management, having worked in this space for 40+ years. Robert joined us in 2017 and has been pivotal in driving success in negotiating terms with suppliers on behalf of our members.

Joanna Buddee CPS

Joanna Buddee

Marketing Coordinator

Joanna is here to assist members and suppliers with customised local area marketing, promotions, and customised business support.

Wendy Livingstone

Accounts Payable and Receivable

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

Peggy Hall

Accounts Payable and Receivable

Peggy is also in our accounts department – part of a friendly support team for members’ accounts enquiries, ensuring your experience with us is easy and reliable.

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