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Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 16:00 (BST)

Ethical supply chains


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.

Nathalie Ritchie

Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, National Grid 

A Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability professional working in the Energy & Utilities sector with responsibility for supply chain sustainability/CSR. 10 years previous experience in the FMCG sector with a foundation background in Procurement. A passionate individual with a results driven approach.

Nina Norjama

Head of Human Rights, Neste

Nina Norjama is a social responsibility professional with several years of experience both in sourcing and human rights. Nina is passionate about integrating UNGPs into companies’ everyday work and increasing positive outcomes on people in supply chains. She has lots of practical experience from auditing suppliers in different regions and has contributed to the work of different business networks in the area of decent work and supply chains. 

Dr Liam Fassam

Head of School Logistics & Supply chain, Arden University

Liam is a thought leader, Researcher & Implementer of collaborative logistics and supply chain solutions that embrace a systems and social value view, supported with knowledge from a Senior Management career spanning over 30 years.

Research expertise has been validated through numerous European Commission projects such as seventh framework project (FP7-SME-2011) delivering subject matter expertise in UK and European rail/road intermodal markets, Horizon 2020 programs TinnGo (Women in transport), MG4.1 [AEOLIX] (Global logistics connectivity & ICT), MG4.4 [SPICE] (Public sector transportation policy) and IND CE 2017 [PolyCE] (Resource efficient circular economy supply chains) alongside UK Government research with the Department for Transport on Smart city transportation and the Government Office of Science delivering intelligence around freight and transportation futures (GO Science). More recently working with food businesses and UKRI on the future of digital food supply chain research.

Also engaged as expert adviser to SeaFish (DEFRA) in the area of food supply chain, All Party Sustainable Resource Group in the areas of Supply chain and Food security (APSRG), All-Party Parliamentary Freight transport group (APFT) and Connected Places catapult for transportation research expertise. A Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, appointed to the advisory boards of the Local Government Authority logistics strategy group, Non-Exec Director for SOCIETAL Value CIC, and twice awarded Global social media Influencer in the field of Supply Chain Management.

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