17-18 May | Kia Oval | London and Online
Procurement Futures gives you and your team everything you need to excel in this new environment:
Want insights from over 50 CPOs and senior procurement leaders into how they are dealing with this? Done.
Want a content agenda where you can choose from presentations, workshops, roundtable discussions and mini-hackathons to get the experience you want? Look no further.
Want tailored networking opportunities where you can meet people at the right level? No problem.
Want to exchange views with your peers in workshops, discussions and invitation-only forums? Got it.
Want advice from leaders of your profession on how to develop your own career? Sorted.
Want super-fast tech demos from leading solution providers? All good.
Best of all, you can mix and match all this so that you create a unique event experience that gives you exactly the takeaways that you need.
data-drive procurement and digital transformation solutions
of the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment
in the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity (VUCA) era
the sectors’ future – diversity, attracting talent, career development
Ruth Bromley, a supply chain professional, worked at Philips and Mars before joining HEINEKEN. A qualified master brewer, she switched into procurement a decade ago. Ruth is responsible for all elements of procurement enablement at HEINEKEN. She guided the team on a transformational journey — from being a process-focused organisation to a recognised leader that uses technology to enable the business to drive decision-making. Ruth’s passion for team development has helped the organisation deliver successful projects in a way that previously would not have been possible.
Since October 2018, Dr Clive Rees has held the position of Vice President, International Chief Procurement Officer with responsibility for all indirect spend in Fujitsu globally.
Clive joined Fujitsu in February 2014 as CPO for the UK region, and was given the additional responsibility of running the entire EMEIA Procurement function after just a year of being with the company; he was also appointed as a Vice President at this time. Following his success within EMEIA he went on to be appointed as Americas and EMEIA CPO in May 2016.
In a career spanning over 35 years in the Procurement sector, Clive has worked across various industries.
Notably he previously held the position of CPO for Ladbrokes PLC, as well as being IT Procurement Director for 6 years at Lloyds Banking Group, Head of IT Procurement in Abbey (pre Santander) for 4 years and prior to this he was IT Procurement Lead in National Australia Bank.
Additionally Clive has held various Procurement/ Commercial roles within the NHS.
Clive has negotiated large outsourcing and off shoring deals as well as setting Procurement Strategy.
Clive holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Undergraduate Degree, a Masters in Business Administration and a Philosophy Doctorate in Commercial Relationships, as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply & the International Association of Contracts and Commercial Management.
Clive is married with children, and has a keen interest in fitness, football, cricket and rugby.
Amanda Wood is the Sustainability Director, Supply Chain for BAE Systems Plc., responsible for overseeing and accelerating the efforts to integrate our Sustainability agenda into our Supply Chain.
Amanda has extensive experience as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and as an Executive in corporate companies. In both the Navy and Corporate employment, Amanda has focussed on enabling organisations to do the routine things routinely. She specialises in leadership of teams that streamline activities, align processes across complex Businesses and implement the right standard of governance and reporting. She has a special interest in Sustainability, which combines her desire for outstanding business performance with true positive impact.
In her Naval career, Amanda was responsible for ensuring Naval Personnel and the Fleet received the highest level of multi-disciplinary Personnel and Supply Chain support, both at sea in various Warships and ashore in Naval bases. Amanda was awarded two Chief of Service Commendations, one for her deployment as part of Operation SUMATRA ASSIST following the 2004 Tsunami; and another for leading the transformation of Supply Chain support processes to Fleet Units. Amanda saw active service on several occasions and was awarded the Australian Active Service Medal, Operational Service Medal and Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal.
In her corporate career, Amanda has a wide range of business experience, specialising in Supply Chain Management. She led the redesign of End to End Supply Chain process documents for BAE Systems Maritime Services, resulting in a reduction of documents from 60 to 9. Amanda also led the implementation of an industry level 3rd party Supplier pre-qualification program for BAE Systems, including a temporary secondment into a 3rd party supplier to support operational delivery. Amanda has been the Supply Chain expert, interfacing with Senior UK Government and other Industry bodies on behalf of BAE Systems. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Amanda delivered a procurement project office framework for a major UK Utility Company, consisting of 16 strategic supply chain appointments with value c£2bn.
Amanda loves working with people and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. She is also a 2021 graduate of the BAE Systems Advanced Leaders Program.
Amanda is based in the UK and is married to Nick, a serving Naval Officer and together they have 3 children. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys Cooking, Fitness and Formula 1 racing. She is striving to achieve a life long ambition to train the Family Beagle.
Savita is an authentic, experienced and well-respected leader with over 20 years in Procurement and Supply Chain. A champion of inclusion and diversity and lifelong learning, Savita has developed and continues to coach P&SCM students during and after their CIPS or MSc qualification/s. Savita has built high performing teams at blue chip companies across four sectors and her focus has been on capability uplift, value based procurement and spreading joy through music in the workplace. Savita enjoys singing and music and in her spare time leads corporate choirs.
Savita is currently enjoying a successful career at AstraZeneca as Supplier Management Director; her goal is to influence better patient outcomes through effective strategy and execution.
Imran has held the role of Chief Procurement Officer for Nationwide Building Society since September 2020 and is responsible for the Society’s third party and procurement strategy. He has a passion for sustainability and has actively championed sustainable improvements via supply chains throughout his career. In 2021 Nationwide were proud award winners from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply for their Procurement for Mutual Good programme.
Prior to Nationwide Imran has held supply chain leadership roles across a diverse range of global industries in aerospace & defence, and technology; most notably where he was CPO at BAE Systems and CPO for BT Openreach. He began his procurement and supply career at GlaxoSmithKline.
Imran is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, holds an MBA for Imperial College London, and is a Future Leader of the WBCSD. He lives in London, UK with his wife and two young children.
Ross Grierson has nearly 20 years’ experience working in large blue-chip companies and has worked in various commercial, operational and commercial roles. He has a strong record of transforming functions and driving significant performance improvement through building high performing teams.
Ross has been at Primark for over 3 1/2 years in his role as Director of Procurement. He is accountable for all goods not for resale spend, retail supply chain and end to end product packaging for Primark globally. He spends his time between the UK and Dublin which is the Primark HQ. Primark is part of Associated British Foods (ABF) which is listed on the FTSE100. Before joining Primark, Ross had several senior Procurement roles at GSK and prior to that worked for Mars in the commercial team supporting technology.
"Procurement Futures is our new transformative event providing customisable content relevant to all. A whole new experience for engaging with the most pressing topics impacting the profession, equipping you with everything you need to solve the most challenging procurement and supply chain issues"
"I attended a CIPS event for the first time in 2022 and it was a very good experience, particularly for networking and for me to update my knowledge upon supply chain resilience. I am recommending as a must that everyone in the supply chain / procurement profession attends these events!"
"What the procurement and supply chain community needs today are creative discussions and actionable outcomes to know what’s next - that’s what Procurement Futures by CIPS is designed to do."