Advisory Board

 For the first time, we recruited a line up of industry leaders whose expertise helped guide and shape the agenda for the 2018 CIPS UK Conference. The 2018 Advisory Board included:

  • Juliet Sotnick, Chief Procurement Officer, Babcock
  • Conception Ribaud, Head of Procurement, MTR Crossrail
  • Jim Carter FCIPS, Transformation Director, Ministry of Defence
  • Paul Bestford FCIPS, Chief Procurement Officer, Burberry
  • Rob Turner, Head of Procurement Operations, John Lewis Partnership
  • John Butcher MCIPS, Global Group Procurement Director, Merlin Entertainment

Key conference themes

  • Risk Management strategies
  • The security of supply in light of the changing economic landscape
  • Practical applications of technology in security conscious markets
  • The strategic role of procurement in an organisation
  • Business partnering and procurement - how to create synergies that work
  • How to create a more streamlined transaction processes using technology
  • Talent acquisition and growth - attracting new talent and identifying career path

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