CIPS CEO David Noble passes away


CIPS CEO David Noble passed away in hospital last Friday, following a short unexpected illness. Tributes have been flowing in, and sympathies go to his wife Jenny, family, friends, and colleagues.

David had travelled extensively over the last eight years as CEO of CIPS, spreading the message and championing the Modern Slavery Act. His background as a supply chain and procurement director in large firms gave him a depth of knowledge and he was known for pioneering Category Management and Strategic Sourcing at Motorola in the mid-1980s.

Sam Walsh, former Rio Tinto CEO and CIPS president said, “David will be sorely missed. He managed and grew CIPS into a truly global and financially successful organisation focused on improving and obtaining recognition for the Profession.”

Visna Lampasi, General Manager Group Procurement for Woolworths Limited said, “David was a driving force. He put his personal brand and energy behind licensing the profession, making the Modern Slavery Bill a reality and a creating a number of other firsts for CIPS.”

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