Welcome to the Consultancy Procurement Council

An exclusive peer learning group of experienced procurement professionals.

The Consultancy Procurement Council provides a formal network of some 40 senior procurement professionals at blue chips (BP, Barclays, GlaxoSmithKlein etc). CPC members collectively manage annual global expenditure in excess of £20bn on external consultancy and other professional services. All are looking for ways to build relationships with strategic suppliers who can deliver better value. Members enhance their ability to survive and thrive in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape. The Committee organises quarterly roundtables for up to 20 members, a private Hub and other activities that:

  • Encourage learning through a moderated exchange of ideas and best practice, informed by experts and member surveys
  • Facilitate debate amongst those holding diverse perspectives
  • Clarify how members can best contribute to the challenges and opportunities facing their organisations
  • Explore ways to develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust with the CEO, divisional leaders and other C-Suite members
  • Provide members with insight into the value contributed by peers in other management roles

COMMITTEE

Chair: Sarah-Jayne Aldridge, Chief Procurement Officer, Prudential

Deputy Chair: Harbir Sidhu, Strategy, Sourcing & Execution – SVM, Consulting, Credit Suisse

Co-Director: Alan Gotto, Managing Director, Constellia

Co-Director: Richard Chaplin, Founder & Chief Executive, Managing Partners' Forum

WHY HAVE A CONSULTANCY PROCUREMENT COUNCIL?

  • We are dedicated to the issues that make a real difference for our members – other networks include more junior members of the procurement team
  • We provide an inclusive forum – other networks exclude those without a formal qualification
  • We partner with the MPF and Constellia to help providers of external professional services appreciate our sophisticated contribution to purchasing and supplier account management
  • Procurement experts come from all walks of life. There is a lack of understanding about the challenges faced by those in these important management roles

FUTURE ROUNDTABLES

Coming soon…

ELIGIBILITY

Experienced procurement professionals from blue chips with responsibility for the purchase of external consultancy and other professional services.


Membership details

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS &
FORUM ORGANISERS

SPONSORS

Sponsorship and speaking opportunities at Council meetings are available. Please contact Richard Chaplin

COMMITTEE

Alan Gotto

Co-Director:
Alan Gotto,
Constellia

Richard Chaplin

Co-Director:
Richard Chaplin,
MPF

SECTORS REPRESENTED

  • Consumer products
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food & beverages
  • Government
  • Leisure
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology
  • Transport

MEMBER SURVEYS

  • External audit procurement

PREVIOUS ROUNDTABLE TOPICS

  • External audit procurement best practices