Media Release : Supply Nation announces CEO resignation

The Board of Supply Nation today announces the resignation of CEO, Charles Prouse.

Charles joined Supply Nation as Chief Executive Officer in April 2013. During his tenure, he has taken the organisation through a period of successful growth and change. 

Charles will step down from this position of CEO on February 27th 2015.

Throughout his period in the role, Charles demonstrated considerable skills in building the organisation’s capacity, and increasing its networks in many different sectors.

The Supply Nation Board would like to thank Mr Prouse for his enormous contribution and wish him well for his next endeavours. 

"Charles came on board, just as Supply Nation was implementing our membership-based revenue stream, with many founding members and new members committing to supporting Indigenous businesses in their supply chains," Supply Nation Board Chairman Stephen Roberts said.

"Charles has chosen to explore new opportunities as he leaves Supply Nation in a position of strength and growing opportunity for our Members and ever expanding pool of Indigenous suppliers." he concluded.

Under Charles’ leadership, Supply Nation has increased its visibility in the corporate landscape. During his tenure, over $75M was transacted between Members and Certified Suppliers.

The number of Certified Suppliers has doubled and more than 159 Members are supporting Supply Nation and transacting with Certified Suppliers.

Mr Prouse thanks all those who have supported him throughout his tenure with Supply Nation.

"I'm immensely proud of my time and achievements with Supply Nation. It will continue to grow and I thank the Supply Nation Board, the team, corporate and government Members and Certified Suppliers for the privilege of working with them," he said.

Charles led the expansion of Supply Nation's network, establishing an office in Brisbane and additional staffing across the Sydney, Perth and Brisbane offices.

The signing of Memorandums of Understanding with the Business Council of Australia and the American Chamber of Commerce are key achievements and will help grow the Supplier Diversity movement in Australia for years to come.

Supply Nation continues to grow and transform. The organisation is currently undertaking a thorough external search and recruitment process to find a successor for this role.

For more information on the position please visit the Supply Nation employment webpage by visiting this link:http://www.supplynation.org.au/about_us/Position_Vacant_Chief_Executive_Officer_NSW