Speaker line-up

Hear from these inspirational speakers, with many more to be announced, at this year’s CIPS Virtual Conference.

Keynote speakers

CEO of APS, organisational psychologist

Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

  • Michelle Fargen, Global Head of Procurement and Sustainable Sourcing, Croda International plc
  • Laura Faulkner, Director of Shared Services, Nationwide Building Society
  • Simon Leigh, Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Whitbread


Chair, Positive Impact Commerce; IACCM Fellow

Vice President and Head of Sourcing, Ericsson

President, Global Supply Chain B.V and CPO, Henkel

Director Procurement Enablement, Heineken

Chief Procurement Officer, The Co-op

Commercial Director, Submarine Delivery Agency, Ministry of Defence

Property, Procurement (CPO) and Transformation Director, Sainsbury’s

SVP Sourcing, Stora Enso

Global Head of Supplier Management, Arm

Research Institute Director and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Northampton

Raphael Fadiora-Johnson
Raphael Fadiora-Johnson

Regional Manager, Avetta

Chief Commercial Officer, UK Ministry of Defence

IACCM Fellow, Fmr. CPO DanskeBank, Head of IT Procurement, Nordea

Deputy Commercial Director, Strategic Contract Management, HMRC

Barry Hooper

Chief Commercial Officer, Ministry of Justice

Founder, Galvanised

Procurement Lead – ERP Programme, Skanska UK

CPO, DS Smith

Commercial Director
Department of Health and Social Care

Group Procurement Director, Mace

CEO and Co-Founder, Brooklyn Vendor Assurance

President for EMEA,
RS Components

Senior Solutions Architect, Zycus

Global VP Sourcing, Mars

Founder and CEO, Givewith

Chief Procurement Officer, BT Group

Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
Lufthansa Group

Head of Procurement, Balfour Beatty

Marketing Manager, bids&tenders

Head of Governance and Sustainability, BT

Department of Management and Marketing, University of Melbourne

Founder & CEO, Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK)

VP Nature and Water Cycle (CSO) and CEO of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone

UK Procurement and Supply Chain Director, Balfour Beatty 

Global Chief Procurement Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

Cofounder and Co-CEO, EcoVadis

Executive Director Procurement, Tecom Group

Virginie Vast

Head of Procurement Innovation and Sustainability, Amazon

Group Head of Procurement, Nestle

Chief Commercial Officer, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer

  • Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability Lead, Accenture