Malcolm Harrison joined CIPS in July 2018 after a broad and varied career spanning over 30 years. Having experienced many different sectors, geographies and senior leadership roles, Malcolm is passionate that Procurement and Supply is the key differentiator for any organisation.
In his early career he worked in Production, Sales, Procurement, Supply Chain, and HR with Mars Confectionery, Pedigree Petfoods and Bass. From 2000 he created and led global Procurement for Interbrew in Belgium, and was subsequently appointed Chief Procurement Officer of InBev. In 2006 Malcolm joined Nestlé SA in Switzerland as CPO responsible for one of the largest and most complex FMCG procurement spends in the world; he put a real focus on building capability and driving engagement of the procurement function with the Nestlé businesses. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of the global Plastic Packaging division, and a member of the Executive, of Rexam plc the FTSE 100 consumer packaging company.
From 2015, Malcolm worked in the Cabinet Office of the UK Government where he held the role of CEO of the Crown Commercial Service, overseeing an annual spend of more than £13 Bn on common goods and services across the UK public sector. He also had responsibility for UK Public Sector Procurement Policy and for supporting the UK Government’s initiatives with SMEs.
Having established and developed several Procurement functions over the span of his career Malcolm wants CIPS to drive the profession forward, with continual professional learning at the heart of the agenda for procurement and supply professionals. Ensuring CIPS remains as the global voice for the profession is critical to Malcolm’s future vision for CIPS, helping to ensure that CIPS can continue to represent the profession at the highest levels and to promote Procurement and Supply as a great career.
Malcolm holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University. He lives in the UK and has previously spent in total more than 12 years living in West Africa, France, Belgium and Switzerland as part of his professional career.