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Leading executives join CPO Agenda’s editorial board

28 April 2008


by Nick Martindale


Global procurement leaders from some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies have joined CPO Agenda’s editorial advisory board.


They include the CPOs of American powerhouses Procter & Gamble and General Motors and European giants Nestlé and L’Oréal.


The full line-up of new board members is:


  • Bo Andersson, group vice-president, global purchasing and supply chain, General Motors
  • John Dickson, head of global procurement, Diageo
  • Malcolm Harrison, head of global procurement, Nestlé
  • Rick Hughes, vice-president, global purchases, Procter & Gamble
  • Barbara Lavernos, managing director, corporate purchasing, L’Oréal


In addition, Simon Sperryn, who in March took over as chief executive of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply – joint publisher of CPO Agenda – has replaced outgoing CEO Ken James.


Existing members of the 13-strong board, which helps to guide CPO Agenda’s editorial direction, include the CPOs of GlaxoSmithKline, RWE, Transnet and Associated British Foods.


Announcing the new members, Geraint John, editor-in-chief of CPO Agenda, said: “I am delighted that such forward-thinking and high-calibre procurement leaders from major global companies have agreed to serve on our editorial board.


“This helps to cement CPO Agenda’s position as the world’s foremost publication for intelligent, thought-provoking and leading-edge coverage of strategic procurement and business issues.”

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