Peter Morichovitis

Senior Advisor - Procurement

Peter Morichovitis

About Peter

Peter Morichovitis is a Procurement and Supply Chain leader with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors including government, utilities, resources, manufacturing and construction.  Over the past ten years Peter has been at the City of Gold Coast, holding the roles of Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Information Officer.  

He is a Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional, and Fellow under the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Peter possesses a Master’s degree in Marketing as well as undergraduate qualifications in Commerce and Journalism.  He is also an accredited Black Belt in Six Sigma methodology. 

Peters procurement expertise has been externally acknowledged on a number of occasions.  Namely, he has been crowned Australasian Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year by CIPS and led the City of Gold Coast to win Best Global Procurement Transformation at the Procurement Leaders Global Awards. 

Key Experience

Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), City of Gold Coast 

  • Lead procurement, contracts, category management and supply chain functions 
  • Lead, coach and mentor procurement team of 75 staff 
  • Procurement of $750,000 million p.a. - construction, infrastructure, maintenance, ICT, goods and services 
  • Transformation of procurement operating model from decentralised to centralised and ultimately to centre-led 
  • Bottom-line procurement savings of $128 million 
  • Increase of total procurement spend with local suppliers from 53% to 80% 

Chief Information Officer (CIO), City of Gold Coast 

  • Lead the information, communication and technology (ICT) strategy, function and services 
  • Contract management and supplier relationship management of Tier 1 IT vendors 
  • Outsourcing of ICT services 

Manager Supply, Olympic Dam - BHP 

  • Start-up, development, implementation and ongoing leadership of procurement and supply chain functions  
  • Lead, coach and develop procurement team of 60 staff 
  • Procurement of $1.5 billion p.a. - construction, infrastructure, maintenance, IT, goods and services 

Core Capability

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Procurement Strategy, Leadership and Transformations 
  • Category Management and Strategic Sourcing 
  • Contract Management and Supplier Relationship Management 
  • Negotiations 
  • Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Warehousing and Logistics 
  • Procure-to-Pay, Purchasing and Accounts Payable 
  • Business and Strategic Management  
  • Leadership, People Development, Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Project Management  
  • Risk Management 
  • eProcurement, Digitalisation and Systems 
  • Specialisation in ERP Sourcing and ICT Category Management 
  • Specialisation in Construction and Infrastructure Sourcing 


  • Masters of Commerce (Marketing) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Accountancy) 
  • Diploma of Freelance Journalism 
  • Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional 
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (FCIPS) 
  • Chairman for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Queensland: 2014 to 2018 
  • Chairman for the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) South Australia/Northern Territory: 2009 to 2010