1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016
President of the Institute – Richard Masser FCIPS
CEO, Crestwood UK Ltd
Prior to setting up and running Quantum Global Product Solutions Richard had eighteen years’ experience in a range of industries including plumbing and heating supplies, retail, automotive and furniture manufacturing. Following the full acquisition of Quantum in 2009 by Crestwood UK, Richard was appointed CEO for the Crestwood group of 5 enterprises including the overseas operation in Asia. He has a particular interest in how SMEs work alongside global multinationals in the supply chain and in strategic business development in emerging and specialist product markets.
In his current role Richard has a global remit with emphasis on China. He is a member of the China-British Business Council.
A CIPS member for eighteen years, Richard was elected to Council in 2009 to represent the North East and was elected to the Board of Management in 2011. Richard was appointed Chairman of the Global Board of Trustees in November 2013, a post he held until October 2015.
1 November 2015 to 31 October 2017
Chairman of Global Board of Trustees – Tim Richardson FCIPS
Head of Property, British Airways Plc.
Tim has been a member of CIPS since 2001 and became a Fellow in 2009. Tim joined the Global Board of Trustees in 2014 and was appointed Chairman in 2015.
Tim has spent the majority of his career with British Airways. He joined BA in 1995 as a procurement manager, corporate services, with commercial and contractual responsibility for professional services including management consultancy; temporary labour, recruitment; 3rd party training and large corporate outsourcing deals. He then went on to manage BA's 3000 strong fleet of ground vehicles including the contract management of the key service providers, followed by a period as a senior manager for the strategic sourcing programme, where his role was to transform the working practices of procurement by developing and implementing a world class strategic sourcing process including the delivery of selected sourcing projects.
Tim subsequently became general manager, finance operations, leading a team of 80 (split between UK and India) to deliver finance transaction services. He has been in his current role for five years. Reporting to the Director of Shared Services, Tim leads the procurement department (100 staff split between London and New York) and is responsible for £8bn of operational spend. His principal purpose is to define and implement BA’s procurement strategy, and deliver an outstanding procurement service to all business areas.
Elected February 2014
Chairman of Congress – Nikki Bell FCIPS, BA (Hons)
Head of Scottish Procurement Policy & Strategy, Scottish Government
Nikki has 23 years’ experience of working in procurement and supply chain management within both the private and public sectors. Her career has involved working across different industries from oil & gas to manufacturing & IT; in organisations ranging from major multinationals to the NHS & devolved Government; and leading teams responsible for managing the full end-to-end procurement process and development of international supply chains.
Nikki has been involved in creating, transforming and developing organisations; leading the development and implementation of global, national and local strategies; driving and enabling significant change in very complex stakeholder environments; and remote managing international teams. She has sat on various national and international commodity, programme and organisational strategy boards responsible for setting strategic direction, developing business plans and enabling delivery of corporate objectives. She chairs the Scottish Procurement Directorate’s Learning and Skills Board and contributes to the development and implementation of the wider Scottish Government People Strategy - with a particular focus on organisational enablement, leadership development, cultural and behavioural change.