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Wednesday 16 March 2022, 16:00 (GMT)

How procurement can increase quality of life for everyone

Join this SupplyChainTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the supply chain industry including: 

  • The role procurement can have in increasing sustainability and living standards
  • Establishing good monitoring systems to ensure transparency and fairness
  • Using public procurement to improve growth and job creation


Duncan Brock

Group Director at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Nikki Archer

Deputy Director, Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy & Strategy  , The Scottish Government

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.

Richard Marwood

Commercial Contracts Director, Transport for Wales

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