Gerry Walsh FCIPS - Group CEO, CIPS
The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS ) has appointed Gerry Walsh FCIPS as Interim Group CEO, following the recent death of David Noble.
As a past president of the Institute (2006/7) and having served on both CIPS Council and Board, Gerry is very familiar with the workings of CIPS and will take up the post on Monday 3rd April until a permanent Group CEO is recruited.
Gerry is seen as an outstanding Procurement Supply Chain professional who has operated at Board level across a number of industries. Most recently he was Chief Procurement Officer for Amey, a division of the Spanish Infrastructure company Ferrovial where he successfully led the integration of two £1 billion + businesses. Prior to this Gerry was Procurement Director for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) for London 2012 for which he won the CIPS Supply Management Professional of the year Award in September 2012.
Tim Richardson, CIPS Chairman said: “We are delighted that someone with Gerry’s experience and calibre is joining the CIPS team. Gerry has an outstanding career background and is not only very highly respected but is an excellent pair of hands to guide the CIPS team through the coming months.”
Andrew Coulcher FCIPS - Group Membership and Knowledge Director, CIPS
Andrew Coulcher was appointed Director of Knowledge & Membership at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply in February 2010. His team is responsible for Knowledge management, Membership and networks, CIPS Corporate Certification and representing CIPS within the Public SectorAndrew is an accomplished procurement professional with a background in strategic sourcing, deployment of e-Procurement technology and creating new business ventures within a large corporate environment. Previous roles have included Head of Sourcing at Ericsson, responsible for direct and indirect procurement, and Global Procurement Director at Motorola, leading a global team involved with product and services procurement for manufacture and deployment of 2-way radio and cellular networks. His achievements include delivering indirect procurement cost savings of $100M against a managed spend of $1.3B and deploying e-Procurement technology in 26 countries serving more than 12,000 users.
Cath Hill - Group Marketing Director, CIPS
Cath is a member of the CIPS Group leadership team. She joined CIPS in June 2011 as Marketing Director and is now responsible for a global portfolio that also includes PR, Representation, Publications, Events and Communities. Cath has an Executive MBA from Cranfield University School of Management. She has worked in marketing and general management in a number of sectors including insurance, retail, leisure and information services. She led the launch marketing strategy of Bluewater, then Europe’s largest retail and leisure destination, and established Scoot as one of the UK’s biggest (and earliest) digital brands. More recently she has been responsible for integrated insurance marketing strategies for the likes of M&S, HSBC and RAC.
Cath regularly chairs and presents at CIPS events and other conferences, and is a spokesperson for CIPS on topics such as the role procurement has to play in eradicating modern slavery and the need for the profession to raise its game and raise its voice.
Scott Dance, UK Procurement Engagement Director, Hays
Scott Dance has been working in the recruitment industry with Hays for the past 14 years, with an exceptional network of procurement contacts and relationships across the industry. Scotts current role is to engage with our procurement clients to advise on various MSP/RPO and SOW solutions across the UK. Working with CIPS as a knowledge partner and as the UK head of our procurement and supply chain specialism, he leads the strategy across our UK business.