1 November 2018 to 31 October 2021
Congress Chair – Marc Hutchinson FCIPS
Marc has held a number of senior procurement and commercial positions in Aerospace and Defence (BAE Systems) and Oil and Gas (Technip) and Construction (Balfour Beatty), Construction
During this time Marc has also held some commercial roles with responsibility for Order Intake, Sales and customer management so has a good grasp of the procurement contribution to both top and bottom line.& FM (Interserve) since leaving his roots as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer at British Aerospace over 15 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 recognise our shared perspectives 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, is married and has four young children.