Sam Walsh, former CEO of Rio Tinto, is the new CIPS president
Sam Walsh, former CEO of Rio Tinto, is the new CIPS president

Sam Walsh: from trainee buyer to global CEO

Rebecca Ellinor Tyler is former editor of Supply Management
25 November 2016

Sam Walsh, who begun his career in purchasing and this year retired as chief executive of international mining mammoth Rio Tinto, plans to use his position as CIPS president to raise the profile of procurement.

The term ‘titans of industry’ gets bandied about a bit. The chaps on the BBC’s current series of The Apprentice named themselves ‘Team Titan’ in the hope of some day reaching such heady heights,  but it’s seldom you meet a real one. Sam Walsh, former CEO of...

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