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Public Speaking

Jonathan Dutton is an experienced public speaker, well known throughout the procurement community for his delivery of quality content with gravitas, humour and flair.


After 35 years working at senior levels in business, he can speak on a broad range of business topics, but particularly draws upon his experiences in both procurement and sales & marketing to deliver profound insights, lessons and tips from both sides of the negotiating table. 


JD is available for any public speaking role from Master of Ceremonies to key note speaker, presenter, facilitator or interviewer.


Jonathan has presented at many national and international events for various public and private organisations including Procurement & Supply Australasia (PASA), CIPS, Quest, Konnect Learning, Higher Education Services, Procurement Australia, Sydney Trains, LGP NSW, CMC Services, Procurement Leaders, Oracle and many many others throughout a thirty year career producing and attending conferences and events. 

In the past Jonathan has spoken on 'live' BBC Breakfast TV, 'live' BBC & commerical radio in the UK, presented and produced many corporate videos, TV Commercials, and spoken to live conference audiences of up to 1,600 people in a Las Vegas convention, 600 in a Disneyland Paris conference, 1,000 people at CROWN in Melbourne, 60 journalists at the London Film Festival opening, 120 sales directors at the CSE Event in Melbourne, 500 supply chain managers at SMART in Sydney and 25 people at a private board dinners for a global procurement network, as well as an international BIG SIX firm.  



See Jonathan Dutton in action below ... with key testimonials beneath - 

"I thought the event was ... great, Jonathan was his usual professional and entertaining self and is always a pleasure to listen to, he also set the right tone for the two days."

Head of Procurement 

for one of Australia's top iconic retail brands 

JD Showreel - both old and new examples
(3 minutes) 
How procurement must go "Above & Beyond"
PASA Conference, Perth, August 2014 (30 minutes) 
Can your procurement effort pass the test of relevance - Sydney 2014  (7 minute extract)
Opening Key Note address on "Complexity" 
CIPS annual conference, Melbourne, 2012 
(20 minutes after 3 minute intro video)
CSR in the Supply Chain – FM SERVICES case study  (40 minutes)  to 50 people at CMC business breakfast – Melbourne, August 2015

JD devised, produced, wrote and directed this six minute video in May 2016 to explain the business case behind contract management automation for potential clients.

Jonathan Dutton,  Professional MC, Quest Events 2013 - Present 


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jonathan on a number events each year since 2013 and can highly recommend him as an MC.


His event specific content is always thoroughly researched, timely and relevant and his ability to engage the audience is second to none. From my perspective the key roles of an MC are to keep proceedings to time and to keep the message relevant and the audience safe, enthused and fully informed, all areas in which Jonathan has never faltered.


Aleks Zids

General Manager

Quest Events 

Awesome hard hitting presentation by @JDTheBuyer as always. Worth coming to #wip2017 to hear the straight talking



      KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Jonathan Dutton at WIP Conference, April 2017 


       Hi Jonathan, I attended the Women in Procurement event and I have to say, I absolutely loved your speech.          I felt you were reading my mind on the panel discussion when you talked about indirect spend, the                         (incorrect) focus on savings & applying strategic thought to non-strategic spend. Thanks!



      Abby Vige,

      Procurement Manager,

      Ministry of Education of New Zealand


PROFESSIONAL MC - Jonathan Dutton, 2016 and 2017  

JD has twice now proved an excellent MC for our annual University finance & procurement conference. His relaxed but professional style is greatly appreciated by the audience, as well as his timekeeping and process management.


But Jonathan’s real skill is keeping all the disparate speaker threads connected and weaving the conference theme throughout the programme, which proves an invaluable contribution to the overall success of the event.

Karen Hannah,

HES & AUPN Conference Producer and BDM 

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Jonathan Dutton produced his first major event back in 1992 - a corporate sales conference for a team of over 300 in London.


With over 25 years experience in event production, presentation and strategic communications for several industries and different audiences, both on stage, and behind the stage, JD is  qualified to help you design and deliver your next event.

He has produced, emceed, spoken at, or attended over 700 events in the last couple of decades and has a deep insight in to how to make a great business confernece quickly, easily and cheaply.  


JD is a practiced and entertaining trainer. He has also run two large training businesses - for CIPS in Australia/NZ and for CIM in the UK. His in depth knowledge and experience of training ensures attendees of his programmes learn and apply new knowledge and principles. 


Jonathan's successful two-day 'Strategic Procurement' programme for middle managers has run around 

30 times over the last three years both publically and privately for major organisations. 


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