Patrick Dunne

Patrick Dunne

Speciality CPO, Sainsbury’s
Patrick is CPO at Sainsbury’s with responsibility for all of the group's procurement as well as leading its cost base transformation. He is also responsible for the group`s extensive property portfolio across Sainsburys and Argos as group property and procurement director. Previously he was SVP, chief property & procurement officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Patrick is also the CIPs 2019/20 “Leader of The Year” and his team at Sainsbury’s picked up the “Team of The Year”. He has been recognised in the Procurement Power List since its inception in 2018. His role at Sainsbury’s has been to lead a programme of procurement-led business change, challenging the traditional role of the company’s procurement division from a service provider into a major value-adding contributor to the bottom-line realising ambitious targets for adding value through synergies and innovation as well as leading an end-to-end review of the group's cost base. His current role has him developing and leading the next generation of property strategy for the group. Patrick started his career at the Nissan Motor Company spending 10 years playing leading roles in Nissan’s Revival and their integration with Renault. He later worked for MFI plc as purchasing director, establishing the firm’s Asian sourcing and supply chain operations, and subsequently spent time in Asia as managing director for MFI Asia. He was also part of the team that grew Howden Joinery before being made chief operating officer for Howden Joinery Supply where he restructured the sourcing, manufacturing and supply chains, successfully supporting Howden Joinery to become the UK's number one kitchen and joinery company.