Building on the success of last year’s ProcureCon indirect meeting, we have put together an entirely revamped agenda, focusing only on the critical issues affecting CPOs and senior indirect procurement professionals
. Each of our 40+ high-calibre procurement speakers
have been specially chosen to speak on a topic relevant to the projects they’re currently working on – and each has agreed to participate on the proviso that they provide our audience of 200+ procurement professionals with 6 key strategic takeaways.
• The first purchasing hire for Google outside of the US in June 2004 - responsible for all EMEA countries
• Developed and helped to hire the expanded global team - transitioning from a tactically focused purchasing function to the more strategic supplier sourcing group •
Moved to Google Australia in October 2007 to develop the supplier sourcing team in APAC
• Returned to Google Ireland Q2 2009 to assume a new role as supplier sourcing lead for EMEA and LATAM
• Before life at Google I worked at Symantec and also at Ingersoll Rand International in Dublin
Andrew has a background in Supply Chain roles including in the Automotive and Distribution sectors. Andrew presently heads up the team who manage the Procurement and Supply Chain for Royal Mail Group’s operational expenditure, proving goods and services to Royal Mail’s 1700 locations. This helps to enable the delivery of around 58 million items a day, 6 days a week within the UK and to over 220 overseas destinations. Andrew’s team also won the 2012 CIPS International Purchasing Project of the year award for their work as part of a new business set up for Royal Mail Group in China.
Nick Jenkinson currently holds the position of Head of Procurement at A&N Media, the B2C division of Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) whose brands include Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Metro, Jobsite, Wowcher and Teletext. Having joined A&N Media in 2009, his challenge was to transform the previously administrative procurement teams of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Media into one integrated centralised Procurement team. This transformation is still very much WIP but, in a challenging environment, the direction of travel is very much positive and long may it continue ! Prior to this, he spent time at Williams Lea and CEMEX: in both organisations, he carried out roles within the EMEA Sourcing teams. His Procurement foundation was developed in the automotive industry, having spent 7 years in a variety of positions within Ford’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG). Nick attended De Montfort University where he gained a BA (Hons) in Economics and is currently in the process of completing his MBA at Warwick Business School.
Thierry Blomet has been leading successively the procurement of indirect goods, equipment and services and the procurement of direct materials for PPG operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. PPG is the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company with 8 different Business Units and 37 manufacturing sites across the EMEA region. Over the last 10 years Thierry has developed PPG’s regional procurement function to a level of efficiency and effectiveness recognized among the best industry practitioners. This comprised re-designing the organization to become more strategic in sourcing and supplier management activities, increasing hands-free demand fulfillment through automation of the procure to pay process, strengthening the interaction with internal stakeholders with visible value added business contribution, and successfully integrating the procurement operations of the various companies acquired. Prior to those procurement roles, Thierry has had more than 10 years experience in sales, marketing and business management through various leading business positions in the Coatings and Chemical industries at PPG, Herberts and Rhone Poulenc.
Background: Coming with a consulting background, Mr. Krawczyk ran a pan-European spending optimisation programme at Groupe EDF before joining Groupe La Poste in 2008. he is responsible for procurement of consulting services and communication-marketing (600-800M€ yearly), and leads Ambition 2015 Achats, the strategic evolution plan of Groupe La Poste procurement
• Current Position: European Indirect Commodity Management Manager. • Spend in Scope: $1.1bn • Categories in Scope: Facilities Maintenance, MRO, EHS, Mobile Equipment, Packaging, Refractories, Corporate Services, IT • Mature professional with extensive experience in Procurement and IT in global manufacturing organisations. Proven experience in driving savings and value to a variety of complex businesses across wide range of commodities. Expertise includes strategic planning, supplier relationship management, negotiations, ERP Deployment and process transformation, IT Infrastructure management and integration of new acquisitions. Currently leading European Indirect Commodity Management Team of 17 people located in Italy, Spain, UK, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany and Iceland, providing services to multiple businesses across 10 European countries. Energetic, passionate and focused on driving success through the management of virtual teams
A proven Real Estate and Capital Programmes Director with substantial experience in both commercial and public property development. Experienced in leading high service performance teams delivering best in class asset and FM procurement management , high quality property development projects and commercial management initiatives. Peter is also a strategic thinker with strengths in programme management, business management, services value improvement, property development and co-asset management. He also has a demonstrable track record of success in managing large complex capital projects internationally. Peter is also a Board Member for a leading Social Housing Trust based in Redhill, Surrey.
Thibaut Eissautier was appointed chief procurement officer of Diageo in August 2012. Thibaut is responsible for Diageo’s global procurement; purchasing all goods and services for Diageo. He joins Diageo from Europe’s biggest private label business McBride plc where he was chief procurement officer and also led the company’s research and development function. Thibaut began his career in finance before moving into procurement and subsequently had a fifteen year international career with Procter and Gamble, in regional and global roles. He left Procter and Gamble to broaden his business experience and spent four years as chief procurement officer for Scotts Miracle Gro’s international division and a further five years with McBride. Thibaut has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is experienced in leading and developing global procurement teams, working at board level and of driving long term strategy and culture.
Mikkel Lykke Larsen has a background in strategic sourcing, strategy and business development. Currently Mikkel is part of the leadership team in Global Procurement at Rolls-Royce. Mikkel is responsible for the development and execution of commodity strategies that meet the needs of the Business Unit and ensure Global Supply Chain performance meets the business requirement. Prior to Rolls-Royce, Mikkel was Lead Negotiator at Novo Nordisk, a pharmaceutical company with a leading position in diabetes treatment, haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. While at Novo Nordisk, he led global sourcing teams, developed and implemented an improved strategic sourcing organisation supporting the new product launch and marketing organisation.
Jim is Head of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion pa on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Technology. In addition to buying in goods and services, Jim also co-ordinates the contract management activity governing the BBC’s major contracts and ensures best practice relationship management in the delivery of these contracts throughout their lifecycle. He is currently responsible for delivering a major savings initiative in the BBC to support the 20% cuts to BBC funding over the next five years. He was previously Head of Strategic Contracts at the BBC negotiating major contracts, the last one being the studio facilities for the BBC’s new location at Salford. Jim has been with the BBC for 15 years in various roles in procurement and contract management and works closely with senior business managers across the organisation. Before joining the BBC he spent most of his career in a number of Government Departments, including the Cabinet Office and Department of the Environment. In October 2012 he received the award for “In-house outsourcing professional of the year” from the National Outsourcing Association.
2010 - 2012 Manager Procurement Development Tata Steel IJmuiden/Tata Steel Group * Emphasis on developing of functional excellence at group wide scope: Developed responsible procurement policy and coordinates the implementation of that policy; * Developing/improving procurement excellence at Tata Steel IJmuiden 2012 - now General Manager Development Group Procurement/Tata Steel Group * Emphasis on implementing the responsible procurement policy; * Developing the Procurement Academy to support function al excellence
A procurement strategist and productivity advisor, Sammy Rashed has 20+ years experience in senior management across various industries, and is currently Global Head of Productivity Strategy and PMO for Novartis Pharma AG in Switzerland, and also serves as an executive partner for corporate research with the Institute for Supply Chain Management, part of the European Business School in Germany. Since joining Novartis in 2001, he has headed Sourcing organizations in Canada, Europe, as well as globally across all regions where he managed annual spend >$1.5 bn, evolving the function into a valued business partner. Prior to that he managed category organizations at Merck & Co., leveraging a project management background in mechanical contracting. Sammy holds a college degree in Architecture, an executive MBA from UQAM (Canada), and is a PhD candidate with the Technical University of Munich.
Michael Firlie has 25 years of operations and management experience and is the Head of Global IS Sourcing Operations for ABB. His responsibilities include global supplier sourcing for IS both direct and indirect covering approximately $700 million in spend. Prior to this, he provided business development expertise for Spirent Communications (DACH), managed the OSS/BSS Integration Program for SITA, and conducted leadership training for the Swiss Military Academy (MILAK) as Managing Partner of EDEL Consulting GmbH. Michael has a MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado and holds a BS in Accounting from Frostburg State in Maryland. Michael also served 20 years in the US Army Signal Corps before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Currently Francesco Donatelli is Head of Procurement in UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, in charge of the sourcing activity for UniCredit. Previously he covered the position of Head of GBS Planning, Finance & Administration directly reporting to the Group CFO and supporting COO on managing costs optimization projects in UniCredit Group. Donatelli started his career in PriceWaterhouseCoopers, an international consultancy firm, as auditor and then in the Corporate Finance sector. In 2002 he joined Capitalia as CFO of Bipop Carire and in 2006 he was appointed CFO of Bank of Sicily.
Pete has spent 25 years in the Financial Services market specialising in Claims, Vendor Management and Procurement. Pete joined Zurich Financial Services in 2003 having spent the previous 16 years in Claims & Vendor Management with another Global Insurer having worked through a number of different Claims and Procurement roles. Pete has led the European Procurement team for the last 2 years and is a member of the Global Procurement Leadership Team that has been central in the Global Procurement BPO Strategy for Zurich Pete has an MBA in Strategy & Procurement Management from the University of Birmingham.
Les Ball was named Vice President, Supply Chain Management – Europe, Middle East and Africa for Eaton Corporation, a global diversified power management company, in June 2008. He is responsible for leading the Supply Chain function in Eaton’s rapidly expanding business interests in the region, including direct and indirect procurement, logistics, trade management and materials management. In parallel he also has the responsibility of leading the Global Sourcing for Asia markets. Les had served in a variety of regional and global Supply Chain roles since 2000 that have included global direct material commodity management, indirect materials and services global leadership, and global sourcing.
Manuel is a graduated IT engineer who holds an MBA from EM Lyon. He started his career as a Telecommunication engineer in Air Liquide Spain. In 1998 Manuel joined Adecco Group as International IT project manager responsible for Front-Office solutions, online testing and e-commerce platforms. In 2002 he became international procurement Manager for the IT categories. He then successfully created and ran the Adecco Group Global Procurement Department covering indirect spend categories worldwide. Early 2011, after two years as Adecco Group LATAM zone finance director, Manuel was appointed SVP International Product Management at Beeline International to contribute to Beeline’s International roll-out. Since January 2013 Manuel had been heading Beeline’s European operations. Manuel is a French citizen, and is married with four children.
As CPO for TenneT, Charles is responsible for Tennet's procurement activities, including offshore energy platforms, cables & equipment, engineering, constructing, IT and all business services. Further roll out of strategic alignment with business partners and suppliers and further "chain integration" are the main objectives. Therefore the organisation processes and competences can and should be further improved.
Before this Charles held similar positions at Gasunie and Heijmans and international Supply Chain positions at Shell and Unilever.
For the last 7 years Charles has been engaged in rolling out Best Value Procurement in the Netherlands, emphasising that the supplier can be the true expert.
Dietmar Harteveld is currently Director of Indirect Material for North West Europe at Siemens www.siemens.co.uk : covering the UK, the Nordics, Poland and the Netherlands. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team of Sourcing professionals to develop and execute strategic sourcing plans for procurement spend of circa €1.5 billion of goods and services for internal consumption. This span of control includes Professional Services, Industrial Services, Mobility Services, IT, Logistics, Procurement Operations and tools and systems such as e-Sourcing.
Dietmar has chaired a number of procurement round tables as well as being a member of the PSL network www.pslcbi.com
Dietmar has a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering and prior to joining Siemens worked for Emerson Electric where he acquired extensive experience in Engineering, Project Management, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.
Dietmar has worked in Supply Chain Management for the last 20 years and has established an in-depth understanding of strategic sourcing while holding several domestic, regional and global leadership positions with a focus on Supply Chain Management. Dietmar has also been instrumental in transforming organizations from sometimes dysfunctional operations to ones regarded as “World Class” with a focus on "systematic management".
In his current role, Jonathan is in charge of setting the strategic direction and driving benefit delivery through the CBD Procurement Team covering direct and indirect third party spend. He views benefit delivery as traditional BAU procurement and champions the important role Procurement can play to support the wider RBS Group Agenda; Supporting Enterprise & Community Relevance.
Jonathan joined RBS in 2001 following the NatWest acquisition. Since then he has held a number of Procurement Leadership roles including Head of Retail & Operations, Outsourcing and Transformation where he lead a team set up to drive the change programme across RBS, complimenting the strategic review undertaken following the financial crisis. Prior to this Jonathan spent time in Rhode Island, USA, leading a Procurement team to identify and deliver organisational synergy following the Charter One acquisition.
Jonathan is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (FCIPS) and an avid snowboarder, who enjoys spending time with his family.
Eric DANJOUX-DICHAMP is Vice President Global Indirect Purchasing of Firmenich SA, the world’s leading privately-owned Perfume and Flavor house. He is responsible for the strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management for all non raw material needs (Professional services, Supplies, Logistics, Capex)
Prior to joining Firmenich, Eric spent 10 years in several management positions in Operations and Supply Chain at Nutrasweet Cie and then Saint Gobain. He joined Firmenich in 2002 as Purchasing Manager Indirect and held different positions, contributing to the development of this portofolio in the Company.
Eric is a French national; he holds a Chmical Engineering Degree from Ecolne Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpelleir as well as a Master in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham.
After studying European Business in both French and English Universities Jerome chose to specialise in the Management of International Procurement .
Jerome's career at Valeo, a multinational supplier to the automotive sector, working from project buyer through to senior procurement manager,driving a strong focus on VAVE activity and process improvement integral to a highly successful commodity management approach. After 7 years with Valeo, Jerome moved to The BDR Thermea Group which is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of innovative heating solutions.
At BDR Jerome initially was responsible for leading the BDR Thermea French procurement team through the recent company merger and restucturing. Jerome now Heads up Indirect Procurement for the entire group managing and coordinating activities in more then 20 sites across 9 countries. Jerome has particular expertise in delivering procurement in complex corporate environments and specialise in handling complex negotiations and managing outsourced services.
Fre has spent most of her (almost 20 years) working life in procurement across diverse companies and industries. After a 2 year procurement management traineeship at Philips Electronics, Fre had her first procurement management job there at the age of 27. After finalising an executive MBA Fre moved on to work for a number of large blue chip companies and at the age of 29 she started to specialise in green field procurement as well as restructuring existing procurement organisations and has had diverse senior procurement roles in the chemical, marine and services industry working both in direct and indirect procurement. About one year ago Fre decided to move away from blue chip to bring her experience to a relatively young and strong growing fashion retailer, ASOS, to introduce this company to the world of procurement. She and her new team now work on providing quality procurement support to facilitate further growth through teaming up with the right service providers and generating monetary value that can be invested to facilitate further growth.
Gavin Long is currently the Head of Business Services Sourcing at LV=. He has over 20 years experience in Procurement and Supplier Management in the Insurance Industry. Gavin is part of a Procurement Industry award winning team and has a track record of successfully defining and managing the implementation of Procurement strategies which have realised significant cost reduction and process improvement benefits.
After 23 years in Marketing, Marcom and Marketing Services positions in various European countries at FMCG and Telecom companies ( P&G, Belgacom, AB InBev ), Jean-Luc made the move to Purchasing in Oct 2006. He became the Global Purchasing Manager for Marketing & Sales for Philips, leading a global team of 35 M&S Sourcing specialists, covering all areas of spend of M&S and all countries. He held that position for 4 years, building various initiatives to expand the scope and impact of the M&S Purchasing team, which eventually comprised of 75 people. He became the Global Purchasing Manager for Personnel and Professional Services in Oct. 2010 and was named Global Commodity Cluster Lead Leverage Sourcing in April 2012. In that role, he leads the NPR Global Commodity teams and Global Suppliers in these commodities, representing 50 % of the total Philips NPR spend, covering areas such as M&S, Personnel & Professional Services, Travel and Leased Vehicles, Real Estate and Total Facility Management.
Gareth has an 18 year career in procurement and supply covering directs and indirects on an international basis. He is currently Head of Procurement at Legal & General where he has recently undertaken a transformation programme. Previous roles have included direct and indirect spend at Bupa as well as heading up purchase & supply for the Leventis Group (Coca-Cola bottler and packaging supplier). Gareth’s ambition is to ensure that Procurement & Supply Chain is seen as a business enabler.
Martin is a qualified (MCIPS / MCIOB / MBA) Procurement professional having held for the past 17 years senior procurement roles within leading FTSE 100 organisations including Centrica, GSK , Whitbread and Thomas Cook.
Responsibilities have included; head of Indirect procurement at Whitbread, In-licensing and NPD procurement within GSK R&D and Sourcing Group Director for Raw Materials within GSK Manufacturing, Director of Procurement and Shared Services and Property & Estates at Thomas Cook and his current role as Procurement Director at British Gas, Centrica, where he is responsible for £1.6bn annual expenditure across a broad range of indirect and direct categories.
“Paul has worked in and around Procurement for just over twenty years. Upon moving from BA to BP, Paul’s initial area of accountability Indirect Procurement was HR and Professional Services with a spend on &6bn pa. This role has since evolved into accountability for all Indirect Spend with a focus on BP’s EMEA area and by definition the region in which BP’s greatest investments at this time reside.
Within BP Paul has overseen the launch and growth of the Managed Service Provider (MSP) for contingent labour, the development of the Procurement business offer to the BP business and the creation of a Spot Buying capability within a Procurement Hub.”
Mark leads Vinci Facilities business development team in the UK . He spent the early part of his career as naval engineer prior to moving into Facilities Management. Working with a wide range of blue chip clients within the manufacturing and commercial sectors in the development of Facilities outsourcing solutions both in the UK and EMEA . He has extensive experience in the development of specific operating and cost models that support the core business process.
James is responsible for defining and rolling out strategies for the Network with a particular focus on Europe. He joined Ariba at the launch of the Ariba Network in 1998 after previously being a Solution Consultant at SAP America. In addition he has held the position of Director of Algorithms at Vendavo, an SAP Partner in the area of Pricing.
James has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Southampton University
In Xchanging Nick has the responsibility for the development of new and existing markets, the management of our third party advisor network and developing our procurement alliances and ventures programs.
Nick has over 25 years of procurement consulting, outsourcing and operational experience across many sectors and industries and, as a result, has excellent relationships, regarding procurement and supply chain, with many blue chip organisations across EMEA. He has published articles in books, the press and journals regarding procurement strategy and is a regular speaker at numerous procurement conferences.
Prior to joining Xchanging Nick held Senior Executive/Partner positions for PwC, Accenture, Capgemini, Logica and Corven. In these roles he was leading Global Procurement and Supply Chain practices responsible for selling, designing and delivering procurement and supply chain programs from both a business transformation and technology viewpoint.
He has experience in all aspects of the end to end source to pay value chain, supporting technologies and procurement outsourcing across many industry sectors.
Prior to his consulting career, Nick held a number of senior executive roles, over a 14 year period, in industry responsible for Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics organisations both in the UK and US. He was a CPO for a major UK Bank, Group Supply Chain Director for a major UK Retailer, and held several Procurement Senior Management roles for a major European Manufacturer prior to moving into his consulting and outsourcing career.
Nick holds an honours degree in Economics and Mathematics, and has been an active member of CIPS for the past 15 years.
Jamie Foster joined Hitachi Rail as Director of Procurement June 2012. The main focus of Jamie's role is to build from the ground up strategic procurement and P2P procurement across 5 new building sites. He previously held the position of Global Procurement Director at ESAB Holdings, a leading international manufacturer of welding equipment and solutions. During his time there he also held the role of Acquisitions Integration Director.
Jamie has been in procurement for 20 years and has spent 10 years of those at senior management level, managing complex global matrix structures, strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management, capital goods manufacturing, acquisitions management, strategy development and change management.
Steve North has over 20 years of experience working with CPOs and senior procurement professionals to improve the value procurement delivers. He works across all industries and his experience ranges from category management, through sourcing and supplier innovation to eProcurement technology implementation. He is currently a leading consultant at Xoomworks helping to rollout a new type of Procurement – Complete Procurement – that balances mechanics and behaviours to deliver a more effective procurement function.
As the global head of Indirect Procurement at L’Oréal Laszlo is responsible for all non-product related purchases except POS, Promo and Media. He has developed his team since 2007 from a scattered division specific staff into a transversal and global organization firmly sticking to L’Oréal’s culture and business needs. After having gained credibility by achieving significant results his team is now deploying a transformational and innovative approach, which they termed “co-sourcing” bringing their function to the next level.
Having a MSc in engineering coupled with an MBA Laszlo started his career at L’Oréal 16 years ago and since has held different position in Finance in the Hungarian, French and Belgian subsidiaries. He joined the global purchasing team in Paris in 2007.
As CIPS Customer Relationships Director, Duncan works with new and existing CIPS customers to help them develop and improve their procurement and supply chain capability. He has over 25 years procurement and consulting experience as a change driver working with senior executives and procurement leadership teams in the design and mobilisation of business-wide processes in category management and supplier relationship management. He has worked with Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL, and R&SA, and has successfully implemented category management in a number of organisations. He has personally had direct line accountability for expenditure in excess of £2bn in production (direct) and indirect categories including professional services, IT and marketing.
Will Beattie is Head of Business Development at The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Heading up a team of Business Development Managers, Will is responsible for working with global corporate clients to design and develop solutions to help organisations maximise their procurement and supply chain capability including people and process development.
Will takes the lead in identifying new market opportunities and is currently working with many organisations in the Turkish region who have identified a need for a greater procurement and supply chain performance.
Will moved to CIPS in 2010 following a career with specialist event organisers IQPC, where he was responsible for business development opportunities in many specialist markets including the procurement and supply chain event arena where he helped with successfully launching and developing some of the leading events in this field.
CIPS is the largest procurement and supply chain organisation of its kind with a global community of over 96,000 people in over 150 countries.
Lance is the EMEA Services CFO, and EMEA Services Regional Office General Manager, based in London. Since joining Goldman Sachs in 2009 Lance has also helped lead the establishment of the firmwide Vendor Management Office, co-led the Global Procurement and Commercial Management team and currently is a member of the firmwide EMEA Vendor Management Steering Group and Services Vendor Risk Council.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Lance held a number of Global and EMEA leadership roles ranging from a number of global procurement and vendor management transformations at Footsie 100 Financial, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Telecoms teams to the leadership of EMEA consulting teams. Lance holds a first class honours degree in Business & Engineering.
As director of research and intelligence at BCD Travel, Claudia works to produce actionable analysis based on sound research of travel behaviour and industry trends. She plays a leading role in the development of BCD's white papers, case studies and intelligence briefs. Prior to joining BCD Travel, Claudia served as director of the Regent's Business Forum, lecturing on event management and marketing at Regent's College, London. She also helped develop the curriculum for Regent's Travel & Tourism master's degree programme.
Senior Purchasing Manager for Capgemini UK, with 15 years of experience working in indirect procurement including Travel and Car Fleet Management. Previously employed by Xchanging as a Senior Purchasing Manager responsible for sourcing travel for clients in multiple sectors that included BAE Systems, Selex Galileo and Boots. Prior to Xchanging, I was Purchasing Manager for Thales UK responsible for Travel and Car Fleet categories in the UK. In addition to the UK role I was part of the Thales global travel team based in Paris, which involved the global contract negotiations for all areas of travel. I have an “Achievement-orientated” approach, with demonstrable results in cost savings, process improvements and the implementation of tools and services in both the UK and international environment.
Anne Langley is Global Commodity Manager, Marcom at Dell Inc. She has been a procurement professional for 12 years and is MCIPS qualified. Anne’s career started in direct procurement for Jaguar Land Rover and later for GE Aviation. In 2007 she took up the role of Procurement Manager at the National Trust, where she was responsible for a range of indirect spend and for helping to develop the organisations overall procurement strategy. Anne then joined Dell and the world of global marketing services procurement. In her current role, Anne’s focus is on the global Media category, with responsibility for the sourcing strategy and approach for this strategic category across Dell’s business units and global markets. Anne is a member of the CIPS Marketing Specialist Knowledge Group.
Matt Lill is Head of Operations, arc at Business in the Community (BITC). BITC is a business-led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice. BITC asks its members (over 850 businesses, including 75% of the FTSE 250) to work together to transform communities by tackling issues where business can make a real difference. As part of the Enterprise team at BITC, Matt’s responsibilities include running the operations of arc, a programme using the opportunities of the Olympic legacy to support social enterprises to create 2,000 jobs in London by 2016, and developing BITC’s new Enterprise Strategy, focussing on levelling the playing field for small and medium enterprises to access large businesses procurement opportunities.
Thomas Paris joined VINCI Facilities in 2012 as the Business Development Director after more than a decade of experience in the service industry. In his role Mr Paris is responsible for coordinating VINCI Facilities’ development efforts worldwide as well as for managing the Marketing department of the group.
Mr Paris started his career in the waste industry joining the SITA Group and then later Veolia Environmental services where he occupied various management positions both in operational and in cross-division support roles. These responsibilities lead him to work in Germany, India, Egypt and lately UK and France.
Mr Paris earned an MBA as well as two MSc's in biology and environmental engineering.
Nick Brazier is CPO for BNP Paribas Corporate Investment Bank in the UK. His team works in conjunction with the business to ensure maximum value is achieved as a result of its 3rd party spend. The team is responsible for all core spend categories with particular focus on Technology, Professional Services, Market Data, FM and Travel. Nick joined BNP Paribas in December 2006 and has been in Procurement since leaving university in 1996. His first role was as Procurement Officer at PageOne Communications before becoming C.P.O. at Fulham Football Club and then Head of Purchasing at Harrods. Nick lives in Surrey with his wife Emma and their two daughters Bella, 6, and Chloe, 3.
Shirley has a portfolio career, as an Executive and Non Executive Director and advisor to a variety of businesses.
She is the Commercial Director for Tapestry Compliance, a global law firm; Director of Client Development for Lorien Resourcing and is Non-Exec for Skills for Logistics, Global and European Boards of W E Connect International, Chairman of a new JV for Hertfordshire University and privileged to be the first Chairman of CIPS Fellows and President in 2010.
Previously, Procurement and Supply Chain Director with Computacenter and a senior financial positions with Yorkshire Water, Leeds Hospitals and Allied Domecq.
Carsten Boege has more than 20 years of experience in heading purchasing organizations in both PM and NPM industries, with 15 years experience in the chemicals industry and 2 years in thermoplastics.