Guests

At SupplyChainTalk we are working hard to ensure that the voices you see at our events and shows are diverse aiming to showcase the best talent in the industry from male, female as well as from BAME communities. We know that there is a long way to go in this regard but we are committed to playing our part in increasing diversity.

Tim Debus

Tim Debus

President & CEO, Reusable Packaging Association

Focused on promoting the use and value of reusable transport packaging systems and advancing the common business interests of members of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). Go to www.reusables.org. 20+ years of experience in bringing to market new technologies and leading industry initiatives to improve the production and supply of agricultural commodities including the development of reusable plastic containers, role as executive director for the International Banana Association, and management of regulatory compliance activities for biopesticides and seeds derived from biotechnology processes.

Hayley Gauntlett

Hayley Gauntlett

Director , QBL Consulting

I am an experienced modern slavery, responsible, ethical and sustainable sourcing expert. I am experienced with ethical trade and sustainability issues within complex global supply chains and fast moving consumer environments, which enables me to provide pragmatic and sustainable solutions. I have experience of managing emotive and endemic issues, for some of the world’s most successful and diverse businesses. I am passionate about human rights and empowering workers and improving working conditions.

Madeline Lodge

Madeline Lodge

Senior Regional Buyer and Modern Slavery Lead, Sodexo

Paul van Nierop

Paul van Nierop

Product Owner : Supply Chain Network Design, AIMMS

Paul is the Product Owner for Network Design at AIMMS.  He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Network Design and planning.  Paul has worked in a number of roles including functional, consulting, software, sales, managerial and executive roles during his career, and has been involved in 60+ cycles of network design at different levels over the years.

Duncan Baldock

Duncan Baldock

Head of Procurement – Logistics and Supply Chain , Marks and Spencer PLC

Duncan Baldock is Head of Procurement for Logistics and Supply Chain at Marks and Spencer PLC.

Prior to that, he worked as Head of Logistics Procurement at various retailers, including Sainsbury’s

Supermarkets Ltd, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Tesco Stores Ltd. His main focus is on building

collaborative working relationships with 3rd party logistics suppliers to deliver value for retail

businesses. Further, he leads all outsourcing and contract management activities for operational

suppliers and advises retail businesses on the best opportunities to improve service and reduce cost. He

is also a panel judge at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards, as published articles with the University of Sussex and University of Nottingham and holds a BA in Politics and an MSc in

Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (UK).

Sukhdev Singh Saini

Sukhdev Singh Saini

Global Toothbrush Packaging Manager, Colgate Palmolive

A visionary and values based Global project leader with 18 years’ experience working in Project Management, Packaging & Sustainability in CPG companies. With a proven track record of Innovation, Strategy design and implement, Value creation and Quality. Partnering effectively across internal and external networks to design, lead and implement improvement programs, innovation projects and change management. Possessing a strong bias to action, a proven ability to lead complex and concurrent projects at the global and local level. Seen by others as highly knowledgeable with business acumen, combining strategic thinking with creativity and a strong cultural awareness to drive change. Significant experience leading teams and embedding a strong culture and track record of stakeholder engagement and influencing across all levels and platforms. Certified Project Manager, Design Thinking and OKR Practitioner – Level 2. Winner of Global CEO Award for Sustainability, 20+ Packaging Awards, 4 patents, several publications and speaker at various conferences on Leadership, Sustainability & Innovation.

Are you interested in speaking at SupplyChainTalk?

If you’re looking to join our line up of speakers for our innovative new show, we’d love to hear from you. If you are interested in becoming a SupplyChainTalk, speaker please contact:

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