Procurecon 2018

October 16-October 18, 2018

Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

44 (0) 207 368 9465


How We Select our Judges

The CIPS Supply Management Awards Europe judging panel will consist of representatives from CIPS and ProcureCon as well as senior procurement leaders. We do not allow consultants to join our panel and we limit non-CIPS judges to just two terms on the panel. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement with us, as well as declaring any conflicts of interest regarding the entries. Those judges who have declared a conflict of interest do not score those submissions

We are confident that our awards stand out from others in the industry for being highly transparent, robust and ethical. Our standards are incredibly high and we carefully select judges based on this.

The Judging Process

Judges score each submission against each category criteria and come together to debate the shortlist and winners. Individual entries are invited for an interview with a small panel of judges.

*By submitting your entry your details will be shared with CIPS for judging purposes


Duncan Brock

Global Director

Duncan has over 25 years consulting and procurement experience as a change driver working with senior executives and procurement leadership teams in the design and mobilisation of business-wide processes in category management and supplier relationship management. His procurement experience comes from working with Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL, and R&SA, where he has personally had direct line accountability for expenditure in excess of £2bn in both direct (production) and indirect categories. During his 10 years as a senior consultant with both QP Group and Future Purchasing he has successfully implemented category management, and developed the skills and capabilities of procurement teams, in a number of clients such as Diageo, Barclays & Nestlé .


John Everett

Purchasing Director EMEA
The Dow Chemical Company

John is responsible for the EMEAI region of Dow Chemical which had a sales revenue of > 10 Bn$ in 2016 and is part of Dow’s worldwide 179 manufacturing site, 35 country manufacturing operation. Joining Dow’s procurement team in 2005, John has lead several initiatives that include, 1/. Acceleration of value from LCCS deployment, 2/. Integration synergies from both the Rohm & Haas acquisition and Dow Corning integration, and 3/. Supplier innovation for early-stage R&D. Prior to Dow’s procurement group - John had 15 years with Dow in e-Commerce, Market Development and Technical Service positions and 5 years with Akzo Nobel in Coatings R&D. All this experience allowed him to publish scientific papers, file patents and launch commercially successful new products and services. He holds a Masters in Science from the University of London and an MBA from the Open University. As a believer in contributing to Continuous Professional Development, John is also the Chairperson of CIPS-Switzerland, the Swiss branch of CIPS, the world’s largest procurement association.


David Saint

Director of Procurement
City Football Group

David Saint is a Fellow of CIPS and is the Procurement Director of City Football Group which operates a number of football clubs globally with its biggest brands being: Manchester City FC in the English Premier League, New York City FC in the MLS, Melbourne City FC in the A-League and Yokohama F Marinos in the J-League. David is also a Chartered Engineer but took a two-year developmental role in procurement 20 years ago whilst at GSK.

David has led procurement teams across industries including Global Category Manager at GSK, International Procurement Director at Shire Pharmaceuticals and been part of the procurement leadership team of BP in the North Sea. He has also spent time in consulting with QP Group, IBM and EY with assignments including a Belgium brewer, a Scandinavian-based global chemical organisation, a Spanish Oil Company and an FMCG with extensive European operations.

David has been a judge of the Supply Management Awards for the last two years, is passionate about procurement excellence and procurement being a strategic part of any businesses.


Nick Jenkinson

Senior Director Procurement EMEA
Astellas Pharma

Nick Jenkinson is Senior Director – Procurement & Property for the EMEA Region within Astellas; a Japanese R&D driven global pharmaceutical company. He joined Astellas in December 2015 and has the remit to transform the current EMEA Procurement & Property operating model to one capable of delivering Category, Regional and Operational Excellence.

Nick has 20 years experience in Procurement & Supply Chain across a number of industries including Automotive, Building Materials, BPO, Media & FMCG. He has spent the past 7 years delivering greenfield Procurement transformations.

Nick is an Economics graduate and has an MBA from Warwick Business School


Simon Galt

Group Director Procurement

Simon in an experienced, senior procurement leader, with over 15 years’ experience in the Utilities and Defence sectors. Hiss main areas of expertise are in complex change management programmes, organisational design and major infrastructure projects. Simon is currently the Group Director of Procurement at QinetiQ, where he has full responsibility for all Group spend and his team is central to the company’s vision and strategy through collaboration with industry partners, and harnessing the capability of the supply chain.


David Morgan

Director Commercial & Supply Chain

David is an experienced, board level procurement professional who has held roles in companies such as The British Aerospace Military Aircraft division, Logica, KBR, QinetiQ, DSG and most recently Raytheon. David joined Raytheon Systems in September 2013 as Director of Commercial & Supply Chain. Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.


Marco Tosi

Head of Procurement EMEA
Africa & India, Fujitsu