The Congress is the Institute’s global advisory body, that represents the membership.
If you are a member of Congress or a Branch Chair, log in here for full access.
Congress Chair – Marc Hutchinson FCIPS - Term of office, 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2021
Marc has held a number of senior procurement and commercial positions in Aerospace & Defence, Construction & FM and Energy Technology and is currently Global Procurement Director at Baker Hughes
Since leaving his roots as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer at British Aerospace almost 20 years ago his procurement career has almost exclusively been driving functional change and transformation programmes in a variety of interesting and challenging organisations with locations ranging across Europe, US, Australia & West Africa.
As you would expect from a CIPS Fellow Marc is passionate about the value procurement and supply chain plays in organisations and sees himself as an ambassador for the profession. Marc is committed to CPD and ethics and has been an architect in Congress driving the agenda to set the standard for the profession.
Marc became a CIPS volunteer in 2012 as Northumbria Branch Vice Chair and Treasurer, was then elected to Congress in 2013 and as Chair of Global Congress in 2018 when he was admitted to the CIPS Global Board of Trustees. He is keen to ensure Congress “thinks global and acts local” to leverage our shared issues and opportunities and value our differing Regional requirements and expectations.
Marc holds BEng(Hons) and MBA and has studied at both Lancaster and Cranfield Schools of Management. He lives in Northumberland, UK, is married and has four young children.