q Nikki Archer - Business Reporter

As a highly experienced and globally connected procurement leader, Nikki has a proven track record over three decades of strategic and operational delivery within both public and private sectors. This has included directing transformational change projects at a local, national and international level, innovating to set and embed best practice standards across complex and diverse institutions, and building the capability of individuals, organisations and supply chains.

Since joining the Scottish Government, Nikki has played a key role in driving public procurement reform, including a number of initiatives addressing socioeconomic inequalities, the climate emergency and building a procurement profession for the future, with innovative programmes cited in global case studies.

A CIPS Fellow and former Member of the CIPS Global Board of Trustees, Nikki is an Accredited Assessor for the U.K. Government Commercial Function and is a Member of the CIPS Foundation Steering Committee,  the CIPS Fellows Committee, and the Institute of Directors.