Rob Douglas, Chief Procurement Officer, Direct Line Group

Rob has been CPO of Direct Line Group since September 2016, heading up a team of 85 and leading the transformation of a department responsible for a spend of £1.5bn.

Before joining Direct Line Group, Rob ran his own strategic sourcing consultancy, which delivered a major transformation project at the Co-op.

He was previously head of procurement at National Grid, responsible for a £2.3bn annual spend. Before then Rob was CPO at DSG International.

He has also held procurement roles at Barclays Bank and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He started his procurement career in sourcing at Ford.

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