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Simon Tse was appointed Chief Executive of the Crown Commercial Service in 2018. He first joined CCS in May 2016 and led the Procurement Operations directorate. He served as interim CEO from July 2018 until his permanent appointment, which followed an external competition, in December that year.
Simon is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and has extensive experience of strategic planning, customer service, driving performance improvement and achieving results. He first joined the Civil Service in 2008, taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, where he remained in post until 2013.
Simon was Health Director at the Department for Work and Pensions, one of the UK’s largest public service departments, from 2013 - 2016. In this role he was responsible for the provision of all health and disability assessments services within the UK.
This role followed a successful career in the private sector spanning more than 25 years, most recently at Virgin Media, firstly as Managing Director for Wales and West, and subsequently as the UK SME Business Director.
Lindsay is the Head of Engagement for the Commercial Policy Team in the Cabinet Office responsible. She joined the Government Commercial Organisation in 2016, initially working as senior category leader for employment and labour market in DWP and subsequently as Head of Small Business Policy at Cabinet Office, working with all central government departments and SMEs to break down barriers to entry. Prior to joining the civil service, she gained 10+ commercial experience from the private sector, working in the Aerospace, property management and FMCG sectors for both large multinationals and SMEs, including spending 5 years abroad in Germany, Netherlands and Canada.
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.
Charlene is the Head of Policy Delivery at Crown Commercial Service, moving into the policy arena after over 12 years in category and commercial roles in the public sector. During this time she worked with colleagues in Cabinet Office and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport to deliver the pilot procurement for delivery of social value within CCS, and helping develop the recent PPN 06/20 on Social Value for Central Government