Dr. Bruce Allender

Curriculum Vitae

QUALIFICATIONS: B.Sc. First Class Honours (Botany) University of Western Australia; M.Sc. (Botany) University of Western Australia; Ph.D. (Botanical Sciences) University of Hawaii; Graduate Diploma Educational Administration University of Melbourne; Certified Purchasing Manager (U.S.A)
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Waste water treatment and remediation
  • Fibre microscopy
  • Product safety
  • Strategic Procurement and Supply
  • Contracting
EMAIL: bruceallender@coveyconsulting.com.au


2008 – Present Covey Consulting Associate
2000 – 2008 PaperlinX Ltd Group Purchasing Manager
1998 – 2000 Amcor Ltd Group Purchasing Manager
1996 – 1997 Amcor Ltd National Contracts Manager
1993 – 1996 Amcor Ltd Manager Environment & Product Safety Research
1986 – 1993 Amcor Ltd Manager Research Services
1985 – 1986 Amcor Ltd Superintendent Analytical & Biological Sciences
1980 – 1985 Amcor Ltd Research Scientist
1977 – 1980 Monash University Senior Tutor
1975 – 1977 University of Rhode Island Assistant Professor


Purchasing and Supply

  • Strategic procurement to maximizing the value for the business functions of PaperlinX and Amcor.
  • Leading projects, contracting and coordinating operating sites for major purchases of direct and indirect services and goods.
  • Provide purchasing support to Special Capital Projects.
  • Development and implementation of Purchasing Policies aligned with Corporate Governance.
  • Corporate team responsibility for coordinating and optimizing multi-site (up to 50) strategic procurement of major raw materials and services.
  • Facilitate change in suppliers and operating units towards volume aggregation, rationalisation and premium suppliers.  Follow through to implementation and continuous improvement, and review phases.

Environment & Pulp and Paper Research

  • Leader of Centre of Excellence in environment and product safety.
  • Management team responsible for budgeting, project planning, project review and external relations with customers.
  • Research project management and design, project budgeting, and research promotion.
  • Light Microscopist – fibre and paper analysis, identification of biological and inorganic contaminants.
  • Water and solid waste environmental impact, survey design and management
  • Experimental design and interpretation of aquatic bioassays
  • Water and solid waste treatment, bioremediation for pulp and paper waste water