Procurement and supply chain professionals have been rewarded in the 2022 New Year Honours for work including keeping supermarkets stocked with food and contract management.
Angela Johnson, supply chain manager at Morrisons, received an MBE for services to the food supply chain.
Morrisons said Johnson worked “round the clock” to ensure supplies got through to Morrisons Gibraltar following the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31 2020.
“New regulations from January 1 2021 brought a range of complex challenges which Angela faced head on – always unfailingly patient, calm and determined,” said the supermarket. “Dedicating most of her waking hours to the vital project, she worked with suppliers, customs agents, hauliers, government officials and the Gibraltar store management team to maintain the best possible availability of staple products.”
Johnson said: “I am incredibly honoured to receive an MBE for my work supporting our Gibraltar store over the past couple of years. My only focus was on ensuring Gibraltar received enough stock to serve their customers every day and I am really proud of what we all achieved to make that happen.”
Meanwhile, Roger Burnley, former CEO of Asda, and Steven Murrells, CEO at the Co-op, were both handed CBEs for services to the food supply chain.
David Wells, chief executive at Logistics UK, received an OBE for services to transport and logistics during Covid-19. Wells, who has led the organisation for the past six years, said: “I have always said that our industry shows resilience unlike any other and that has been demonstrated time and again during my time as chief executive.
“I am indebted to all our amazing members and their staff, as well as the team at Logistics UK, for the support and commitment which they have shown to keep goods moving, despite the challenges posed by Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, skills shortages and other unforeseen circumstances. This award is for them too.”
Separately, Sharon Davies, vice president, regulatory and public affairs at DHL Express Europe, was given an MBE for services to logistics.
Silla Maizey, chair of NHS Business Services Authority, was awarded an OBE for services to the NHS. Maizey is a trained accountant but has held many senior procurement roles in the past, including procurement director at British Airways, where she also held other senior roles. She was a CIPS trustee from 2004-11, including chair in 2010, and continues to support the CIPS fellowship committee.
Saleem Uddin, category director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), received an MBE for public and charitable services. And Katrina Williams, head, office and travel solutions at CCS, was handed an OBE for public service.
Emily Lawson, currently head of the Downing Street Delivery Unit, was given a DBE for services to the NHS in her previous role as chief commercial officer at NHS England.
And Munier Jussab, lately commercial manager at the Home Office, was handed a British Empire Medal for services to contract management and the community in South London.
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