PRESSS RELEASE: CIPS Announces Group CEO Appointment

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13 February 2018

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has today announced the appointment of Malcolm Harrison (FCIPS) as Group CEO.

Currently Chief Executive Officer of the Crown Commercial Service at The Cabinet Office, he will take over the post from the current interim CEO, Gerry Walsh, in July 2018.

Making the announcement, Tim Richardson, Chair of CIPS Global Board of Trustees said: “After a lengthy recruitment process, Malcolm is a very welcome addition to the CIPS team, bringing with him a wealth of procurement and leadership experience from both the public and private sectors.  CIPS is in great shape and Malcolm will have a solid base from which to build the next phase of growth and development for the organisation.”

Malcolm has extensive international experience in both general management and procurement, and across a number of industry sectors.  Most recently in his role as Chief Executive Officer at the Crown Commercial Service, he has overseen a total annual spend of £13bn on common goods and services across the UK public sector.


Press contacts:


Liz Lees; Group Head of PR & Representation;; +44 (0) 1780 761574; 07917 648564 

Trudy Salandiak; CIPS PR Manager;; +44 (0) 1780 761576; 07554 400 731

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 200,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability.; @CIPSNews

Malcolm Harrison – Career History

2015 – Present: Crown Commercial Service – Commercial Advisor & Chief Executive Officer

2014 – Present:  Various – Senior Independent Advisor

2010 – 2013:  Rexam plc – Group Director Plastic Packaging & Group Operations Director

2006 – 2009:  Nestle SA (Switzerland) – Senior Vice President & CPO

2000 – 2005:  InBev NV/SA (Belgium) – Vice President Global Procurement

1993 – 2000: Bass Brewers / Bass plc – Purchasing Director, Regional Managing Director, HR Director, Operations Director

1982 – 1992: Mars (Mars Confectionery & Pedigree Petfoods) – various, including Buyer, Procurement Manager, UK Sales National Account Controller