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Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 2)

In part 1 of our interview with Malcom Harrison, who will take over as the new Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) chief executive […]

Exclusive! Malcom Harrison – the Next CIPS CEO Speaks (Part 1)

Following the news that Malcolm Harrison is to leave his post as chief executive of the government central procurement organisation, Crown Commercial Service (CCS), to […]

Spend Matters Grills Barry Padgett, New SAP Ariba Supremo

Lat week my colleague and Spend Matters founder Jason Busch interviewed Barry Padgett, who recently  took over as president of SAP Ariba in January, replacing […]

Procurement Transformation – An Interview with CPO George Owens

Procurement transformation continues to be a hot topic, and we’ve debated it over the years, including asking what exactly it means, as well as providing […]

Helping the Charity Sector Improve Procurement Performance – Kavita Cooper Interview

It is always a pleasure to meet interesting people who are doing interesting things, and one such experience came recently with the chance to chat […]

Hugh Barrett – The Pre-Gap Year Interview (Part 2)

Yesterday, we published the first part of our interview with Hugh Barrett. He has been Director of Legal Aid Commissioning and Strategy at the Legal […]

Hugh Barrett – The Pre-Gap Year Interview (Part 1)

We announced here the departure of Hugh Barrett, Director of Legal Aid Commissioning and Strategy at the Legal Aid Agency. In that role, he has […]

Sigi Osagie – Author and Procurement Provocateur (part 1)

Sigi Osagie's story is an unusual one for a senior procurement and supply chain executive. He came to England from his native country of Nigeria, […]

David Atkinson – our first Procurement Provocateur

We explained yesterday about our new series of interviews. I'm delighted to say our first victim - I mean subject - is David Atkinson of […]

Alas Smith and Jones – a conversation about Category Management

I recently met Mike Jones, one of the founders and directors of Optimum Procurement, along with Peter Rushton.  Jones started his procurement career in the […]