Ron Schaffer - Manager, Probity

Background - Ron joined Procure Group in May 2014 following over 33 years’ experience at Clayton Utz, one of Australia’s pre-eminent law firms. For more than 25 years, he was a partner of that firm.

Since joining Procure, Ron has completed probity advisory engagements for both procurement and disposal processes. He has also drafted complex probity advice regarding direct negotiations and conflict of interest matters. Ron specialises in providing probity advice on complex probity matters with a risk of legal challenge.

Risk, regulatory and compliance issues - In the last 6 years of Ron’s time at Clayton Utz, his role was that of the firm’s Probity and Conflicts Partner and later Risk and Probity Partner. The Risk and Probity Partner role involved the consideration and resolution of a wide range of probity issues affecting the firm, including investigating probity matters, reviewing conflicts of interest and establishing information barriers. Ron was also involved in looking after the firm’s regulatory and compliance issues over his last 10 years with the firm.

Commercial judgement and litigation experience - Ron has a deep familiarity with finance documentation and an extensive involvement with contract related issues. He has had a wide range of experience as a commercial litigator, specialising in banking litigation, particularly in the areas of corporate insolvency, workouts, enforcement of securities, equity disputes and Corporations Act litigation. He has astute commercial judgment and vast experience with commercially sensitive issues across a broad range of clients.   


Recent experience

Transport for NSW

Sydney Light Rail | Public Private Partnership | $2 Billion

A 12km light rail from Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford and the Inner West line to Dulwich Hill. Procure Group was the probity advisor with respect to all procurement activities.


Hunter Water

Sale of Hunter Water Australia | Asset Sale 

Sale of subsidiary of Hunter Water. Developed probity risk assessment and maintained confidentiality without limiting industry consultation. 


Health infrastructure

Retail Leasing in Hospitals | Retail Leasing in Hospitals 

Redevelopment of hospital related leases following conflict related issues. Review of documentation and development of commercially sounded pathway.