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Founding Members:

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Associate Director & Lead, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement UKI at BMS

Sara Ahmad has nearly 20 years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing covering local, regional and global roles.  Sara started her career at Credit Suisse covering general services sourcing before moving onto various marketing sourcing roles within investment banks and professional services firms...


CEO at Gibbs Hybrid

Farida Gibbs is the CEO and founder of Europe’s largest minority woman-owned business, Gibbs Hybrid. An award-winning Consulting and IT/Business Services firm offering a "one-stop shop" helping corporations with Talent Services, Project Consultancy and Outsourced Solutions across UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and US servicing 20 international locations...


Head of SRM at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Sunita possess several years of comprehensive, first-hand experience and demonstrable knowledge in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Sunita is immensely passionate about SRM and holds vast demonstrable strategic supplier operations and management experience, stakeholder engagement experience and ability to build, develop and maintain SRM frameworks...

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CEO at the Global Sourcing Association

Kerry Hallard is the President of the Global Sourcing Association and CEO of the Global Sourcing Association UK. Kerry previously held the titles of CEO of the National Outsourcing Association and Director of the European Outsourcing Association and recently led the organisations’ highly successful global rebrand...

Council Members:

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Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability at Accenture

Peter Zerp is based in Amsterdam and one of the drivers of Accenture’s Global Supplier

Inclusion & Sustainability Program. His role for Accenture includes collaborating with local champions to develop and grow local Supplier Inclusion & Diversity efforts in Europe and Asia-Pacific and launching Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program in Austria, Switzerland and Germany...


EMEA Strategic Sourcing Manager at Facebook

Krystle Sands has nearly 15 years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, spending the past 10 years of her sourcing career within the Marketing category. Krystle has spent the last 7 years working in the tech sector for Apple and Facebook and has been leading the EMEA Supplier Diversity efforts at Facebook to help diverse owned suppliers do business with Facebook and the people and communities that Facebook connects...

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Strategic Supplier Relationship Manager at Legal & General

Natasha has formed an extensive career in Sales, Procurement and Supplier Management spanning across 24 years representing various Industries which include Unilever, esure, Wiltshire Farm Foods and Connells starting at Virgin Atlantic Airways which instilled the passion and drive to make a positive difference.  Throughout that time there has been a significant shift from simply driving cost savings to truly partnering with Suppliers to foster strong relationships understanding their maturity and visibility of strategy/roadmap for change which improves transparency in the supply-chain....

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Chief Procurement Officer at Amazon

Throughout her career, Lauren has made it her mission to promote the use of best practice procurement. Lauren is an example of someone whose passion for their job can be seen in her continuous personal development and the development of those around her. Starting her career in procurement in telecoms, Lauren has since spent the last decade leading retail procurement teams most recently as the Head of Procurement for Amazon Fresh...

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Category Management and EMEA Supplier Diversity at American Express

Ruth has nearly eight years’ experience in Strategic Sourcing and Category Management roles, primarily within the Marketing space. Ruth started her career at The Body Shop and for the last year and a half has worked for American Express focusing on Marketing Procurement and Supplier Diversity across EMEA.

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