The Procurement Power List 2019 announced
This year’s Procurement Power List, which reveals the most influential people in procurement, has been announced by CIPS and Supply Management.
Having been unveiled at an exclusive event at Sea Containers in London earlier this week, the list acknowledges the leaders who are driving procurement and supply chain strategies forward and making a positive contribution to the reputation of the profession.
“We are delighted to announce The Procurement Power List 2019 with another exceptional group of leaders who are raising the bar for procurement; leading and influencing in their organisations, within the profession and among the wider business community,” commented Malcolm Harrison, group CEO of CIPS. “This list is important for procurement as it demonstrates just how far we have come as a profession and places us firmly among our business peers. I hope by reading more about this impressive group that more people will be inspired to enter procurement and become tomorrow's leaders.”
“Those who appear on this list have demonstrated that they are a business leader above and beyond their function, are a valued member of their board, and can align their function to support the business agenda,” added Lucy Harding, of headhunter Odgers Berndtson and one of the panel.
The Procurement Power List 2019 (in alphabetical order):
James Allen, asset management director, Arriva
Vivienne Bracken, CPO, National Grid
Annie Brown, head of cost efficiency / CPO, IHG
Daniel Cameron, chief procurement officer, Pearson Group
Andrew Cannon-Brookes, global head of supply chain management, Standard Chartered
Bertrand Conqueret, president of global supply chain B.V & CPO, Henkel
Mark Dady, SVP, CPO and global supply chain strategy, Mondelez
Bobby Dhanoa, global CPO, KPMG
Patrick Dunne, director of group property, procurement & cost base transformation, Sainsbury’s Plc
Laura Faulkner, director, supply chain management, Nationwide Building Society
Jan Fokke van den Bosch, CPO, HSBC Holdings
Andrew Forzani, chief commercial officer, Ministry of Defence
Ian Harnett, executive director, human resources and global purchasing, Jaguar Land Rover
Daniel Helmig, group head quality & operations, ABB
Alex Jennings, CPO, DS Smith
Melinda Johnson, commercial director, Department of Health and Social Care
Hervé Le Faou, CPO, Heineken
Ron Lewis, chief supply chain officer, Coca-Cola European Partners
Régine Lucas, SVP GPO, L'Oreal
Lisa Martin, CPO, GlaxoSmithKline
Tony Milikin, chief sustainability and procurement officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Jennifer Moceri, CPO, Diageo
Alex Muir, CPO, BP Downstream
Alf Noto, CPO, Deutsche Bank
Barry Parkin, chief procurement and sustainability officer, Mars
Tom Rae, group director - purchasing, JCB
Gareth Rhys Williams, chief commercial officer, Cabinet Office
Bilal Shaykh, group CPO, Centrica
Katharina Stenholm, SVP, CCPO, Danone
Jim Townsend, CPO, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Thomas Udesen, CPO, Bayer
Nick Welby, global business services director, Imperial Tobacco
Michelle Wen, EVP global purchasing & supplier quality, Groupe PSA
Ninian Wilson, global supply chain director & CEO, Vodafone Procurement
Ones to watch:
Simon Arnott, procurement & supply chain director, Morgan Sindall
Roque Carmona, SVP, group CPO, Thales
Andrew Haynes, procurement director, Heathrow Airport
Rachael Legg, CPO, Johnson Matthey
Rob Woodstock, chief commercial officer, HMRC
EU and US agree end to Airbus-Boeing supply chain tariffs
The EU and US have agreed to resolve a 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies, suspending tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of goods that have plagued procurement leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.
Under an agreement reached by European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Tuesday, the tariffs will be halted for a period of at least five years.
It will bring an end to punitive and disruptive levies on supply chains that have little to do with the argument, which became embroiled in the trade battle. Businesses on both sides of the dispute have been hit with more than $3.3bn in duties since they were first imposed by the US in October 2019, according the EC.
The US imposed charges on goods upto $7.5bn in response to a World Trade Organisation ruling that judged the EU’s support of Airbus, its biggest aircraft manufacturer, unlawful. A year later in November 2020, the EU hit back. The WTO found the US had violated trade rules in its favourable treatment of Boeing, and was hit with EU duties worth $4bn.
In all the tariffs affected $11.5bn worth of goods, including French cheese, Scotch whisky, aircraft and machinery in Europe, and sugarcane products, handbags and tobacco in America. Procurement leaders on both sides of the fence were forced to wrestle with tariffs of 15% on aircraft and components, and 25% on non-aircraft related products.
Boeing-Airbus dispute by the numbers
- The dispute began in 2004
- Tariffs suspended for 5 years
- $11.5bn worth of goods affected by tariffs
- $3.3bn in duties paid by businesses to date
- 15% levy on aircraft and 25% on non-aircraft goods suspended
Both sides welcome end to tariffs
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen branded the truce a “major step” in ending what is the longest running dispute in WTO history. It began in 2004.
“I am happy to see that after intensive work between the European Commission and the US administration, our transatlantic partnership is on its way to reaching cruising speed. This shows the new spirit of cooperation between the EU and the US and that we can solve the other issues to our mutual benefit,” she added.
Both aircraft manufacturers have welcomed the news. Airbus said in a statement that it will hopefully bring to an end the “lose-lose tariffs” that are affecting industries already facing “many challenges”. Boeing added that it will “fully support the U.S. Government’s efforts to ensure that the principles in this understanding are respected”.
The US aerospace firm added: "The understanding reached today commits the EU to addressing launch aid, and leaves in place the necessary rules to ensure that the EU and United States live up to that commitment, without requiring further WTO action."
This week’s decision expands upon a short-term tariff truce announced in March this year. The EC says it will work closely with the US to try and further resolve the dispute, establishing a Working Group on Large Civil Aircraft led by each side’s trade minister.
Airbus last month signalled to suppliers that post-pandemic recovery was on the horizon, telling them to scale up to meet a return to pre-COVID manufacturing levels. “The aviation sector is beginning to recover from the COVID-19 crisis,” said Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury, adding that suppliers should prepare for a period of intensive production “when market conditions call for it.”