MEET OUR TEAM

JEREMY SMITH

A senior procurement professional with nearly 20 years of experience in procurement with a focus on savings delivery, organizational assessment and change management. Has worked in private equity, oil & gas, financial services, defence, public sector, FMCG, retail and distribution sectors. Extensive experience in managing teams to deliver major international savings projects, transforming organisations approach to procurement through category management and SRM, developing operating models, capabilities, processes and systems.


GAVIN BOWEN-ASHWIN

Gavin has over 14 years of consulting experience in procurement and supply chain management, specialising in procurement transformation, savings delivery, sourcing and operational improvement primarily in Retail, Consumer Products and Hospitality sectors. He has lead the transformation of numerous FTSE 100 organisations’ procurement functions; from business case inception through designing and implementation the operating model and ongoing management of the function to deliver sustainable cost savings.


ANDREW DAVIDSON

Andrew has deep expertise of direct and indirect procurement within the retail sector. With 16 years of buying and consulting experience he has a track record of managing high performing teams delivering complex cost reduction and margin improvement programs for a range of clients. Andrew specialises in programme management working with clients to ensure aligned project objectives, building robust governance structures with clear communications combined with a proven delivery methodology that evolves from client to client. Andrew has worked with clients in retail, oil & gas, charity, food manufacturing and logistics.


PRO GANGULY

Pro has over 20 years of experience working in the retail sector across the UK and Europe.An experienced trader and negotiator, Pro has managed categories with annual sales turnover of up to £1 billion and negotiated multi-million pound complex, long term contracts with major FMCG and own label suppliers. He has extensive experience of sourcing products from a global supplier base and possesses a demonstratable track record of developing strong trading relationships at a senior level with multi-national FMCG suppliers such as Arla, Mondelez, Nestle, Mars, Coca Cola and Warburtons whilst coaching and developing high performing teams to deliver profitable ranges and best value for customers.


SIMON LATHAM

Simon is a retail buying and category management expert. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the retail sector where he has held senior positions at Tesco, JS, Safeway & ExxonMobil, managing various categories in fresh foods, household, ambient grocery and convenience retail with sales in excess if £1bn. Simon is also an approved GSCOP trainer.


PETER MARSON

Peter is one of the two original founders of 4C Associates. He is one of the UK’s recognised entrepreneurs founding a number of other companies in addition to 4C. Prior to starting 4C, Peter was a partner at Oliver Wyman. He holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and an MEng and MA from Cambridge University.