“The course leaders were all well versed in their specific fields so you could drill as deeply as you wished.” - Procurement Manager, Auckland Council



Mini MBA faculty include a variety of academics, procurement professionals and industry practitioners. This provides participants with ideas, tips and strategies from a variety of industry experts:


Dr Ian George
Programme Lead, Procurement Leaders

Ian George has extensive experience in technical and managerial roles across many business sectors and has a PhD in leading the implementation of transformation programmes. Ian’s early career was spent in BMW Group as part of a supplier development resource within Group Procurement, based in the UK and then the US. Later in his career Ian was Head of Procurement Strategy and Process Development at Royal Phillips Electronics in the Netherlands. He was responsible for designing new strategies and processes including follow-up implementation support to the divisional leadership teams. Ian is currently Programme Lead focusing on the transformation of procurement and supply management within the context of the wider enterprise.

Ian George interview

Ian George discusses the delivery of good procurement practices

Eva Milko
Former Senior Director of Global Procurement, Molson Coors

Eva Milko was most recently responsible for the global marketing and commercial sourcing, in addition to the design and implementation of critical procurement activities at Molson Coors. She is an experienced change agent with proven ability in cost control, programme management, process improvements and new product/programme introductions.


Jamie Foster
Director of Procurement, Hitachi Rail Europe

Jamie Foster’s role at Hitachi Rail focuses on strategic and operational procurement across 5 new build site to support the delivery of the new express trains to the UK. Jamie has over 20 years of procurement experience and has previously held the position of Global Procurement Director at ESAB Holdings.


Matt Davies
Lecturer in Finance & Accounting, Aston Business School

Matt Davies has nearly 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering finance training and development for senior managers around the world. Among his clients are manufacturing companies Lafarge, JCB, IAC Group, RPC and Wienerberger. Matt also co-runs the 2-day ‘Commercial Awareness’ module of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear programme, which is a module in which ‘Supply Chain Management’ is an important feature. Awarded a Teaching Excellence and The Teacher of the Year Awards for his work at Aston Business School, Matt has also contributed to the development of several MBA, MSc and Executive Programs


Lamar Chesney
ex-CFO, ex-CPO, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Marsh & McLennan, SunTrust Banks

With more than 40 years of diversified business experience, Lamar Chesney has worked as a senior financial and supply chain management executive in a variety of industries. His expertise lies in strategic sourcing, supply chain operations, business planning, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.


Rob Handfield
Professor of Supply Chain Management, North Carolina State University

As a distinguished professor, Rob Handfield regularly speaks across the globe on the application of best-in-class supply management, processes. He is also the author of several books on supply chain management including MBA texts.


To learn more about the tutors on a specific course, please contact the Academy Advisor, Chris Smith at c.smith@procurementleaders.com

Learn and be challenged by industry experts and experienced CPOs
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