The Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has released its Procurement Power List, which recognises those leaders in the profession pushing the field of procurement forwards.
CIPS and Supply Management asked for nominations from a panel of experts and created a long list of candidates, including the CPOs of FTSE 100 organisations and significant public sector organisations. These names were debated during a panel with leading executive search agencies and industry experts, to create a list of 30 names, plus 10 ones to watch.
The following criteria were used for nominations:
- Employment status. Candidates must be employed practitioners and not working as interims or consultants. They must be of a significantly senior level (CPO and above) and have a successful track record from previous roles, as well as being their current role long enough to have achieved significant outcomes.
- Geography. CPOs based in Europe, or those who work for global organisations but have responsibility for European procurement teams.
- Internal influence. They sit in a prominent place in the company hierarchy and are actively involved in board and ExCo level discussions in their organisation.
- External influence. They have non-executive board positions in listed, private or public bodies.
- Influencing the wider profession. They share their knowledge with the profession via trade magazines, blogs, social media and speaking at events.
- Developing others in the function. They give back to more junior procurement and supply professionals, for example mentoring or speaking in schools.
- Depth and breadth of experience. They have responsibility for other areas of the business beyond procurement and supply.
- Their relationship with CIPS makes no difference to their inclusion, or not, in the list and they do not have to be CIPS members.
- No professional with an official connection to CIPS can be on the list, for example, board members or committees.
The Procurement Power List will change and evolve annually.
THE LIST 2019
The Procurement Power List for 2019 (in alphabetical order):
- James Allen, Asset Management Director, Arriva
- Vivienne Bracken, Chief Procurement Officer, National Grid
- Annie Brown, Head of Cost Efficiency / Chief Procurement Officer, IHG
- Daniel Cameron, Chief Procurement Officer, Pearson Group
- Andrew Cannon-Brookes, Global Head of Supply Chain Management, Standard Chartered
- Bertrand Conqueret, President of Global Supply Chain B.V & Chief Procurement Officer, Henkel
- Mark Dady, SVP, Chief Procurement Officer and Global Supply Chain Strategy, Mondelez
- Bobby Dhanoa, Global Chief Procurement Officer, KPMG
- Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement & Cost Base Transformation, Sainsbury’s
- Laura Faulkner, Director, Supply Chain Management, Nationwide Building Society
- Jan Fokke van den Bosch, Chief Procurement Officer, HSBC Holdings
- Andrew Forzani, Chief Commercial Officer, Ministry of Defence
- Ian Harnett, Executive Director, Human Resources and Global Purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover
- Daniel Helmig, Group Head Quality & Operations, ABB
- Alex Jennings, Chief Procurement Officer, DS Smith
- Melinda Johnson, Commercial Director, Department of Health and Social Care
- Hervé Le Faou, Chief Procurement Officer, Heineken
- Ron Lewis, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Coca-Cola European Partners
- Régine Lucas, SVP GPO, L’Oreal
- Lisa Martin, Chief Procurement Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
- Tony Milikin, Chief Sustainability and Procurement Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
- Jennifer Moceri, Chief Procurement Officer, Diageo
- Alex Muir, Chief Procurement Officer, BP Downstream
- Alf Noto, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Bank
- Barry Parkin, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars
- Tom Rae, Group Director – Purchasing, JCB
- Imran Rasul, CPO & Group Procurement Director, BAE Systems
- Gareth Rhys Williams, Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office
- Bilal Shaykh, Group Chief Procurement Officer, Centrica
- Katharina Stenholm, SVP, CCPO, Danone
- Jim Townsend, Chief Procurement Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance
- Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer
- Nick Welby, Global Business Services Director, Imperial Tobacco
- Michelle Wen, EVP Global Purchasing & Supplier Quality, Groupe PSA
- Ninian Wilson, Global Supply Chain Director & CEO, Vodafone Procurement
Ones to Watch 2019:
- Simon Arnott, Procurement & Supply Chain Director, Morgan Sindall
- Roque Carmona, SVP, Group Chief Procurement Officer, Thales
- Andrew Haynes, Procurement Director, Heathrow Airport
- Rachael Legg, Chief Procurement Officer, Johnson Matthey
- Rob Woodstock, Chief Commercial Officer, HMRC