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Congress

The Congress is the Institute’s global advisory body, that represents the membership.

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Role

As an elected representative of the members in your region you will see key communications link between members and the Institutes leadership.

Congress' role is advisory, it has no legal responsibilities and is set up to support the Global Board of Trustees but has no executive decision making powers.

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Composition
Congress will have seats directly elected by the membership, plus a Chairman elected by Congress members.  Seat allocation is based on geographical regions:

Operation

Congress will typically meet twice in each financial year, normally in November and March. The March meeting will be a two-day event and will feed into the Institute’s strategy planning cycle.


Elections
Membership of Congress will be by open election and the ballot is conducted online. Candidates must be resident in the region they want to represent and students must meet additional eligibility criteria to enable full participation.

The term of office is three years and elections will be held each year to replace one third of the membership in a balanced sequence. 

Congress Members

 

If you would like to contact your Congress representative, please email congress@cips.org.

 

Constituency

Name

Three Nations Anne Langley
  Sharon Smyth

 

Graeme Urquhart

   

North of England

Marc Hutchinson

 

David Loseby

 

Ian Robinson

  Michael Sellors

 

Bob Waddell

 

 

Central England

Caroline Blackman-Edney

  Melanie Heath
  Gary Howard
  Julia Miller

 

John Moreton

  David Pratt

Penny Sayce
   
South of England Lena Boghossian
  Amanda Earnshaw
  Jacqueline Hart

 

Argentina Hung

  Shaun Mann
  Martin Ratcliffe
   

Asia

Jonthan Cheung

 

Michael Richards

   

Australasia

Mike Blanchard

 

Hannah Bodilly

   

Africa

 

All Africa Simon Annan
All Africa Pelly Rutamwebwa Mugasi
East Africa Ellis Biryahwaho
South Africa Ronald Mlalazi
South Africa Thapelo Senobe Ntesang
West Africa Daniel Bassey
West Africa Tom Tagoe
   

Americas

Anthony Fuller

 

 

Europe John Everett 
   

MENA

Adil Al Mulla

   
Africa Student Naomi Wanjiku Kinyanjui  
   
Australasia Student  Fiona MacDonald
   
MENA Student Muhammad Awais Zeb
   
UK Student Dan Grace

Congress Chair

1 February 2015 to 31 October 2018

Congress Chair – Nikki Bell FCIPS, BA (Hons)

Nikki Bell

 

Nikki Bell, Head of Procurement and Commercial Policy & Project Assurance, Scottish Government
Nikki has worked in a number of private and public sector senior procurement and programme management roles since graduating in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. With IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent she gained extensive experience in leading national and international procurement and system transformation programmes. Since joining the Scottish Government in 2005 she has played a key role in driving and enabling public procurement reform in Scotland, with a particular focus on building Scottish Government’s Procurement, Commercial and Project Delivery skills. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, Nikki sits on CIPS Global Board of Trustees; is Chair of CIPS Global Congress; and is a Member of the Institute of Directors. With specific interests in developing the capability of individuals, organisations, supply chains and our Procurement People of Tomorrow, she is a Member the Glasgow Caledonian University ‘School for Business and Society’ Advisory Group; Chair of the Scottish Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum; and is an active contributor to the development and implementation of Scottish Government’s People Strategy.

Nikki Bell, Head of Commercial Policy & Project Assurance, Scottish Government
Nikki has worked in a number of private and public sector senior procurement and programme management roles since graduating in 1990 with a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and Marketing. With IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Agilent she gained extensive experience in leading national and international procurement and system transformation programmes. Since joining the Scottish Government in 2005 she has played a key role in driving and enabling public procurement reform in Scotland, with a particular focus on building Scottish Government’s Procurement, Commercial and Project Delivery skills. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, Nikki sits on CIPS Global Board of Trustees; is Chair of CIPS Global Congress; and is a Member of the Institute of Directors. With specific interests in developing the capability of individuals, organisations, supply chains and our Procurement People of Tomorrow, she is a Member the Glasgow Caledonian University ‘School for Business and Society’ Advisory Group; Chair of the Scottish Professional Practice and Development Strategic Forum; and is an active contributor to the development and implementation of Scottish Government’s People Strategy.

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Key Dates for 2018:

 

  • Thursday 22 & Friday 23 November 2018 - Ashorne Hill, Leamington Spa

Contact details:

For Congress queries - congress@cips.org

For Branch queries - branchevents@cips.org