1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014
President of the Institute – Craig Lardner FCIPS
Principal, 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.