New members elected to CIPS Congress

7 September 2015

CIPS has announced 19 new full elected members, and three new student representatives to Congress. In total, 98 candidates stood for election to the seats across three UK constituencies – North of England, Central England and South of England – and three international constituencies – Africa, Asia and Australasia.

In addition, CIPS student Joseph McCracken, supply chain specialist in the Global Operations Organisation at BP, will represent the UK region, and Naomi Kinyanjui, medical operations manager at Atlas Development and Support Services will serve the Africa region as student representatives. These two student seats were first introduced in 2012. Fiona MacDonald, procurement specialist at the Inland Revenue in New Zealand, will hold the new student seat for Australasia.

The three regions represent about 28,000 studying members, by far the majority of CIPS’ student population. Over time, student seats will be phased in to Congress for the other global regions: Europe/Middle East & North Africa, Asia and the Americas.

 “Overall, voter turn-out reached a record level this year, with international support being very strong, but we need to do more to promote voting for the student seats which remains on the low side,” said Margaret West-Burnham, CIPS company secretary.

“The new intake is a very diverse group, and a good reflection of the wide mix of CIPS members. In addition to the geographic spread, there are representatives from the public and private sectors, and from services and academia. Women make up just over a third of the new intake.”

New Congress members November 2015-October 2018

North of England
• Rick Green, commercial manager, Department for Work & Pensions
• David Loseby, group procurement director, Arriva
• Ian Robinson, procurement director, Innovia Films
• Alison Simpson, strategic procurement manager, BT Global Services
• Bob Waddell, procurement and logistics manager, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Trust

Central England
• Jonathan Bearn, sourcing specialist, Rolls-Royce
• Caroline Blackman-Edney, head of procurement, University of Cambridge
• Gary Howard, supply chain director, B/E Aerospace
• Katie Jarvis-Grove, farm services & energy sector head, Woldmarsh Producers
• Tony Stanyard, head of procurement, Nottingham University Hospitals

South of England
• Nicholas Goodger, supply chain executive, BAE Systems
• Jacqueline Hart, procurement hub manager, Lloyds Banking Group
• Catherine Houlihan, head of procurement, RICS
• Shaun Mann, procurement manager, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Africa
• Daniel Bassey, senior procurement officer, National Identity Management Commission, Nigeria
• John Muthamia, former procurement officer, Mastermind Tobacco (Kenya)
• Tom Tagoe, group chairman, Harley Reed, Ghana

Australasia
• Hannah Bodilly, head of group procurement, Tatts Group, Australia

Asia
• Michael Richards, purchasing manager – fuel, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong

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