Speaker Profiles: IPSA / CIPS Annual Pan African Conference 2009

The Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA (IPSA) and CIPS are proud to announce key speakers for the 2009 Annual Pan African Conference. The esteemed lineup includes:

Andrea Gregory

  • Andrea Gregory is a highly motivated and results-orientated leader with a varied career in a broad range of industries such as research, construction, information technology, television, etc.
  • For the past 13 years, Gregory has specialised in Strategic Sourcing and Procurement with major New Zealand organisations such as Heinz Wattie, EDS, and Television New Zealand.
  • In Gregory’s current role as the General Manager Group Procurement at Air New Zealand, she leads a procurement team that is responsible for the effective procurement of Air New Zealand’s major spend categories that include marketing, information technology, corporate, in-flight, logistics, airport services, aeronautical services, aircraft and engine parts, and cargo operations.
  • She is passionate about delivering outcomes that provide best value for money through simple processes, great teamwork and appropriate relationships with business partners.
  • Gregory is a member of the Steering Group guiding CIPSA activities in Australia and New Zealand, and her academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Studies and a Graduate Diploma of Business, majoring in International Business.

Chris Gallagher

  • Chris Gallagher is the Director of International Development for CIPS. His current remit encompasses total responsibility for all CIPS activities outside the United Kingdom which entails that all CIPS International Networks report to him.
  • Before joining CIPS, Gallagher spent the larger part of his career in the retail sector. Whilst involved with buying and merchandising, he gained experience at a senior level in Sales and Marketing, Operations Management and Management Development.
  • Gallagher has a deep passion for Supply Chain Management and the Development of Professionals, having worked extensively with business schools and universities in the design and delivery of training and qualifications programmes.


Jonathan Dutton

  • Jonathan Dutton has been the Managing Director, and previously Interim CEO, of CIPS Australia since September 2004. He is responsible for all aspects of CIPS activity in Australia and New Zealand, including the South Pacific region.
  • In the UK, Dutton has also been Chief Operating Officer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Marketing Director of CHUBB, and the Group Marketing Director of Regus, the world’s leading provider of serviced offices.
  • He previously spent two years in Sydney with QANTAS as a Sales and Marketing Consultant.
  • Dutton graduated in 1985 in Economics and is a qualified professional buyer and full member of CIPS. He is also a fellow of CIM (FCIM); a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM); as well as a full member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Patrick Inskip

  • Patrick Inskip is the Senior Vice President Operations for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. He is responsible for Strategy and Management as well as for services to support Sales, and Marketing and Distribution across Sony’s 99 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia.
  • As a founder employee of the PlayStation business, Inskip has contributed to the growth of a multi-billion dollar business, by creating and managing the development of a team. The Operations function within Sony Computer Entertainment Europe organises and manages the Procurement and Supply Chain to over 55,000 retail stores across markets as diverse as Iceland and New Zealand. Strategic and local procurement processes have been built to manage expenditure in excess of €500m, spanning all products and services from materials to media spend.
  • Prior to his current position, Inskip spent 17 years in Purchasing and Supply Management at EMI Music and CBS Records, in a variety of roles from Factory Purchasing to European Procurement; Marketing Services, International Manufacturing, and Supply and Distribution.
  • His early career included working for the National Coal Board and Southern Electricity. He was also a former Chairman of the Thames Valley Branch.

Prof JA Badenhorst-Weiss

  • Prof Badenhorst-Weiss is a Professor in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at the University of South Africa (for the past 21 years). She heads the section Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and is the Deputy Head of the Centre for Business Management.
  • Prof Badenhorst-Weiss was instrumental in the introduction and presentation of the popular Programme in Purchasing and Supply, the Advanced Programme in Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, the Programme in Public Procurement and Supply Management, and the BCom Degree in Strategic Supply Management offered by the School for Management Sciences.
  • She has successfully supervised a number of master and doctoral students in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
  • Prof Badenhorst-Weiss has done vast research on a wide selection of topics, and is the co-author and editor of various books, including Supply Chain Management: Logistics in Perspective and Purchasing and Supply Management. She has also published many articles in accredited journals and presented papers on Purchasing and Supply Chain Management locally and abroad.
  • She serves on the review panel of various international conferences and of international journals such as the Journal for Purchasing and Supply Management and the International Journal for Public Procurement.

Ian Russell

  • Ian Russell is the Chief Administration Officer of the Absa Group, and is accountable for all supply chain and property related activities.
  • He has had a number of senior roles globally in both the Financial Services sector and Manufacturing, and has worked in many areas of Supply Chain, Procurement, Operations and Technology.
  • Russell holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and an MBA in Strategic Procurement Management.
  • He is a fellow of CIPS.
  • Russell has spoken at many sourcing and supply chain conferences globally on various topics, including ERP implementations, outsourcing and corporate citizenship, and sustainability in supply chains.

IPSA / CIPS Annual Pan African Conference Programme 2009:
Procurement in the Global Marketplace – Gaining a Competitive Advantage

For more information, or to register for the annual IPSA / CIPS Pan African Conference, please contact Erieka Santos, on 086 133 4326, or alternatively email admin@smartprocurement.co.za.

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