COVID-19/Coronavirus

CIPS Breakfast Briefing - Managing Risk in Procurement and Supply on 30 April 2020 at etc.venues, Fenchurch Street, London, has been postponed - new event format or dates to be announced.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPS) have been closely monitoring the situation with regard to Coronavirus on a daily basis and the welfare of our delegates is always front of mind.

In this instance, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event to the nearest suitable opportunity in the future or to present this as an online, virtual event.

We have not made this decision lightly but we want to ensure we can provide the best experience possible for attendees. If you have booked on the event your booking will be automatically confirmed for the revised date, or event format, which will be announced as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your continued support.

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Jim Carter

Jim Carter

SpecialityCommercial Director, Supply Chain, Ministry of Defence
Jim is Commercial Director, Supply Chain, at the Ministry of Defence responsible for the overall supplier and market interface. He leads a Supplier Management team and is responsible for delivering and embedding a new Strategic Supplier Management approach across Defence, helping transform our supplier relationships and improving our broader Industry engagement. He is also leading on the Supply Chain Risk response, including a focus on fragility and resilience deeper in the Defence Supply Chain. Prior to this, he was Transformation Director in the Cabinet Office Government Commercial Function, helping improve the capacity and capability of Commercial Specialists across Government, winning Best People Development Initiative at the CIPS Awards 2018. He’s had a 20-year Commercial career including Commercial Director at Network Rail, the UK's rail infrastructure provider, where his team procured and managed categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. For his transformation work at Network Rail, Jim won the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award in 2013.

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by Jim Carter