Peter Smith MA FCIPS FRSA

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After graduating from Cambridge University, Peter started his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, has served as a school governor, and as a non-executive director for two large public sector organizations and a growing private firm.

From 2010-18 he was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website, read by thousands of procurement professionals every day. His second book, “A Procurement Compendium” was published in 2019, and Penguin Business is publishing his latest book internationally in October 2020 – “Bad Buying – How organisations waste billions through failures, frauds and f*ck-ups”.