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Governance

Our approach to governance is to ensure we have the right structure, processes and people in place to allow us to focus on meeting our aims and objectives while operating in a regulated environment as a chartered professional institute and registered charity.  In addition to creating a framework for efficient and ethical operations, the CIPS governance structure provides clear lines of accountability.

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CIPS is a professional body incorporated by Royal Charter. In November 2011 CIPS members voted to amend the Charter and Bye-laws in order to modernise the governance structure and increase its effectiveness. On 14 March 2012 HM The Queen gave her assent to the proposed changes to the Charter at a meeting of the Privy Council, and the Privy Council approved the changes to the Bye-laws.

The new governance structure is designed to enable CIPS’ leadership group to make timely and effective decisions for the Institute as a whole while taking account of the views and interests of members.

At its heart is the new Global Board of Trustees (GBT), an executive body which is legally responsible for the governance and overall management of CIPS. Alongside it is a new representative body, the Congress, which will be the voice of the membership, and whose role will be to influence and guide the Trustees.

How the new structure operates, the roles and responsibilities of each body, and the processes for election and appointment, are summarised below and set out in detailed Regulations which can be found here.

Global Board of Trustees (GBT)

The GBT is the principal governing body of CIPS and is responsible for its governance and well-being.

The Trustees are responsible for ensuring that CIPS acts in fulfilment of our Royal Charter and charity obligations. They are also responsible for the overall direction of CIPS, including setting strategy, annual operational plans, budgets and investment policy.

The GBT also has oversight of three direct reports: the Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee and Disciplinary Committee.

Chairman

Richard Masser FCIPS

Crestwood UK Ltd

President

Craig Lardner FCIPS

Procurement Advisory Services Pty Ltd

Chairman of Congress

Melinda Johnson FCIPS

Department of Transport

Trustee

Waleed Al Saeedi FCIPS

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

Trustee

Nikki Bell FCIPS

Scottish Government

Trustee

Christina De Luca MCIPS

BP Plc

Trustee

Sam De Silva FCIPS

Penningtons Manches LLP

Trustee

Kath Harmeston FCIPS

Royal Mail Group

Trustee

David Noble FCIPS

CIPS CEO

Trustee

Guy Strafford FCIPS

Proxima

Trustee

Beverley Tew FCIPS

BBC

Trustee

Paul Thorogood MCIPS

Football Foundation

Trustee

Adrian Turner FCIPS

Apple Europe Ltd

CIPS Officers

1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014 

President of the Institute – Craig Lardner FCIPS
P
rincipal, Procurement Advisory Services Pty Ltd

Craig started his career with the BOC Group, his foundation years were in Commercial, Inventory control, Sales and Marketing.

Executive roles followed in Customer Service, Industrial retailing and eventually Procurement when he was appointed Director of Procurement for BOC Australia and New Zealand. 3 years later he moved to London as their global Chief Procurement Officer. In that role for 10 years he travelled extensively focusing on supply and procurement techniques across the world building high performance teams on all continents. After returning home to Australia for the 5 years up to 2011 he ventured into the FMCG sector with George Weston Foods as Director of Procurement.

Craig is well known as a business coach and mentor to young professionals. In 2011 he formed Procurement Advisory Services, an independent procurement consulting enterprise for both private and public sector. He is a CIPS Fellow and sat on the CIPS Australasia Steering Group for several years until his appointment as interim Managing Director from March to August 2013. Craig was elected to represent Australasia on the CIPS Congress in 2012 and will resume that role on completion of his presidential year.

You can find out more about Craig's presidential theme here.


Chairman of the Board of Trustees – Richard  Masser FCIPS
CEO Crestwood UK Ltd

Prior to setting up and running Quantum Global Product Solutions Richard had eighteen years’ experience in a range of industries including plumbing and heating supplies, retail, automotive and furniture manufacturing. Following the full acquisition of Quantum in 2009 by Crestwood UK, Richard was appointed CEO for the Crestwood group of 5 enterprises including the overseas operation in Asia.  He has a particular interest in how SMEs work alongside global multinationals in the supply chain and in strategic business development in emerging and specialist product markets.

In his current role Richard has a global remit with emphasis on China. He is a member of the China-British Business Council.

A CIPS member for eighteen years, Richard was elected to Council in 2009 to represent the North East and was elected to the Board of Management in 2011.  He was guest speaker at the 2013 CIPS Graduation Ceremony in Birmingham.


1 February 2014 to 28 February 2015

Chairman of Congress – Nikki Bell FCIPS, BA (Hons)

Since graduating with a business economics and marketing degree in 1990, Nikki has worked in procurement and supply chain management within both the private and public sectors. In her career she has worked across different industries from oil & gas to manufacturing & IT; in organisations ranging from multinationals to the NHS & devolved Government; and has led teams responsible for managing the full end-to-end procurement process and development of international supply chains.

Nikki has been involved in creating, transforming and developing organisations; leading the development and implementation of global, national and local strategies; driving and enabling significant change in very complex stakeholder environments; and remote managing international teams. She has sat on various national and international commodity, programme and organisational strategy boards responsible for setting strategic direction, developing business plans and enabling delivery of corporate objectives.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, a member of the CIPS Global Board of Trustees and is currently Chairman of CIPS Congress. She is a member of The Institute of Directors, the Glasgow Caledonian University ‘School for Business and Society’ Advisory Group, chairs the Scottish Procurement Directorate’s Learning and Skills Board and contributes to the development and implementation of the wider Scottish Government’s People Strategy.

Nikki has specific interests in encouraging young people in to procurement as a career of choice and is Chair of the Scottish Learning and Skills Partnership and the Procurement People of Tomorrow initiative.


Chief Executive – David Noble FCIPS

David Noble was appointed CEO of CIPS in May 2009. Prior to that he had been a member of the Institute’s Fellowship Selection panel and was appointed to the Board in 2008 before stepping down to take the CEO post. He became a full member of the new Global Board of Trustees in June 2012 following the governance restructure.

Alongside his CIPS role, David has 30 years’ corporate experience including 10 years at Board level in procurement and supply management, latterly as Group Supply Director at IMI plc, a FTSE 250 company.

Congress

The Congress is the Institute’s representative and advisory body, elected from and by the global membership.

View more detail on Congress and its role here

CIPS Australasia

CIPS Australasia is the peak professional body for all engaged in procurement and supply chain management. With over 4,500 members in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, it is dedicated to promoting best practice, continuous improvement in professional standards and raising awareness of the contribution that procurement and supply management can make to organisations.

CIPS Australasia is a subsidiary and delivery arm of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. CIPS is the world's largest provider of specialist training in all aspects of procurement and supply.

CIPS has over 92,000 members from 154 countries around the world consisting of leading business people, professional managers, academics and people working in the purchasing and supply chain arena.

Mandated to act in the public interest and for the benefit of the procurement profession as a whole, CIPS Australasia aims to benefit the procurement profession by:

  1. Acting as a voice for the profession
  2. Helping individuals to become better professionals
  3. Helping organisations improve their procurement practices
  4. Building the global body of knowledge for purchasing and supply

 

Specialties
Workplace Training, Local events, Assessed education, National conferences

Headquarters
L2, 520 Collins St. Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Website: http://www.cipsa.com.au

Industry - Professional Training & Coaching

Type - Educational Institution

Company Size -1001-5000 employees

Founded - 2005 

CIPS is a professional body incorporated by Royal Charter. In November 2011 CIPS members voted to amend the Charter and Bye-laws in order to modernise the governance structure and increase its effectiveness. On 14 March 2012 HM The Queen gave her assent to the proposed changes to the Charter at a meeting of the Privy Council, and the Privy Council approved the changes to the Bye-laws.  The full Charter and Bye-laws can be found here.
How the new structure operates, the roles and responsibilities of each body, and the processes for election and appointment, are summarised below and set out in detailed Regulations which can be found here.

Professional Advisory Group (PAG)

The Professional Advisory Group (PAG) has been established to provide advice on all aspects of the procurement profession throughout Australia and also promotes and champions the profession and its benefits to a wider stakeholder audience.

PAG members serve for a two-year term and meet quarterly.

PAG Terms of reference:
To remain fully representative of all aspects of the procurement profession throughout Australia

To represent and enable the development and adoption of good practice standards and ethics throughout the profession.

To identify and prioritise the professional needs of the Australian marketplace and recommend the key assistance required from its institute.

To ensure that CIPS Australasia appropriately reflects Australian culture & customs

To identify strategic opportunities and key issues for CIPS Australasia to address within the marketplace to progress the professional procurement agenda.

To represent, promote and champion the profession and its benefits to a wider stakeholder audience in a quasi ambassadorial/sales role

PAG members as at 2013 are:

  • Chrs Gallagher (CIPS Australasia Managing Deirector)
  • Evelyn Jelliffe
  • Guy Callender, FCIPS
  • Peter McNamara, MCIPS
  • John Gattorna, MCIPS
  • David Henchliffe, FCIPS (Chair)
  • David Gillard,MCIPS
  • Jeffrey Westbrook
  • Stephen Rowe, FCIPS
  • Harry Dunstall