Laura Faulkner, Chief Procurement Officer and Director, Supply Chain Management, Nationwide

Laura graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BSc technology & business studies (economics & manufacturing management), before joining Polaroid as a graduate buyer. She then held procurement manager roles at GSK and Ernst & Young before joining RBS as head of supply chain services.

In 2016, she joined building society Nationwide as CPO and director of supply chain management. The role brings together procurement, property services, third party risk and offshore operations to form supply chain management, which is designed to fully support the Nationwide strategy. SCM’s key focus is to maximise the value of third party relationships across the Society, leading the supply chain strategy to drive efficient, resilient and innovative solutions for the benefit of members.

Laura lives in Glasgow with her family and splits her time between Swindon, London and Glasgow. She is a CIPS Fellow. 

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