Claire Lawson | Opinion
is an associate at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search firm, and the leader of its supply chain practice in the UK. Before this, Claire spent 10 years as a management consultant at Accenture, focusing on supply chain and procurement. She was also involved in large-scale outsourcing programmes as well as the establishment of supply chain shared service centres is executive chairman of Future Purchasing, a management consultancy specialising in procurement improvement, sourcing excellence and strategic supplier management. Jon has worked closely with CPOs in many FT Global 500 companies, as well as major public-sector organisations, for over 25 years. In 2006, he received the CIPS Swinbank Award for innovation in procurement.
David McLain | Briefing
is chief procurement officer at Del Monte Food, where he leads the company’s global purchasing and commodity hedging processes. Since joining in 2007, his focus has included commodity cost variance-at-risk and supplier risk management. Before joining Del Monte, David served in various operational and consulting roles, including practice leader and partner at Tatum.
Mark Short | Tactics
leads the global transaction advisory services practice serving the automotive industry at Ernst & Young, based in Detroit, Michigan. Mark has more than 28 years’ experience with the company, including 14 years in the practice. He has worked with a number of clients on monitoring troubled suppliers and conducting due diligence on stressed or distressed suppliers.
Luc Volatier | Supply chain risk
is an executive in residence at IMD in Switzerland, which he joined in 2007, where he specialises in procurement. Until recently, Luc was the CPO of Numico, a Dutch food manufacturer. Prior to this, he was the managing partner of UpStream Purchasing Consulting in Geneva for five years and the first procurement director for Danone in Asia.
Jonathan Hughes | Strategic sourcing
is a partner at Vantage Partners and its sourcing and supplier management practice leader. He has worked with procurement organisations on such areas as supplier relationship management, innovative sourcing strategies and improving collaboration with strategic suppliers. Jon’s articles on negotiation, supply chain management and alliances have appeared in publications including Harvard Business Review and CPO Agenda.
|Andrew Humphries | Collaboration
is the CEO and founder of SCCI, a company based in Milton Keynes, UK, specialising in measuring the effectiveness and diagnosing the improvement opportunities in collaborative business relationships. Prior to this, Andrew enjoyed a 34-year career in the Royal Air Force, where he became head of UK defence aviation logistics. He holds a PhD from Cranfield School of Management.