SpecialityGlobal Supply Chain Director and Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Procurement Company
Ninian Wilson joined Vodafone in 2009 as IT Procurement Director and was appointed to the board of the Vodafone Procurement Company in November 2009. From 2014 to 2016 Ninian was Technology Director of Supply Chain Management, responsible for all technology sourcing in Vodafone, including networks and IT. In March 2016 he was appointed Director of Supply Chain Management for Vodafone Group and, in parallel, made CEO of the Vodafone Procurement Company, the Vodafone legal entity which leads purchasing and supplier management for Vodafone as a whole. Ninian leads a world-class, centralised supply chain management function within Vodafone, with digital transformation at its core.
In the last year Ninian was made Vodafone’s Executive Sponsor for LGBT+, a key component in Vodafone’s purpose-led strategy.
Prior to joining Vodafone, Ninian was Operations Director for the UK’s Royal Mail, managing one of the country’s largest private workforces with full accountability for delivering the company’s customer promise and its transformation programme. Previously he held senior positions in purchasing and property direction at Cable & Wireless, and was a member of the board of the company’s Caribbean business unit and a trustee of its pension scheme.
Ninian, who is Scottish-born, was educated at Aberdeen University and holds a Bachelor of Honours degree in geography. He lives in Luxembourg with his wife Philippa.