Paul Bestford

Paul has a track record of delivering competitive advantage in procurement through innovation, agility and cost across diverse sectors. Most recently Chief Procurement Officer at global manufacturing business Nutreco, his career has included leadership roles at Novartis, British Airways, Burberry and the John Lewis Partnership. He built his Procurement consulting experience in senior roles at Ernst & Young & KPMG supporting the transformation journeys of global organisations including Ford, GSK, 3M and BP. Starting as a Procurement trainee at BA, his hands on experience combined with unusually broad sector experience enables him to challenge established wisdom in a pragmatic and grounded way.  His contribution to the profession has been recognized with a Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply.

Currently based in the Netherlands, Paul has worked internationally across Europe, North America and the Middle East, including 5 years in Switzerland.


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