21 September 2006
Ken James, CEO of CIPS, this week announced his intention to retire in April 2008.
Ken will complete his full-time duties at the institute at the end of next year before taking on a part-time role to assist his successor. This timeline allows the CIPS Board to start looking at succession planning in early 2007.
"Ken working in tandem with the new CEO will ensure a seamless transfer," said Ron Jarman, CIPS chairman. "This timetable will also enable CIPS to take best advantage of Ken's current presidency of the International Federation of Purchasing & Supply Management."
Ken took up the chief executive position in 2001. Previously he has been CIPS deputy chief executive and joined the institute in 1997 as business development director.