Published: 30 July 2019
Modern day slavery, sustainability and ethics are central issues for the supply and procurement profession moving forward, says the incoming general manager for a peak industry group.
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply(CIPS)
has appointed Sharon Morris as GM for Australia and New Zealand.
She was looking forward to getting familiar with the profession, Ms Morris said.
“As I look across the business spectrum, procurement and supply is intrinsically placed to be a real change agent and driver for the greater good,” she said.
“Issues such as modern day slavery, sustainability and ethics are core not only for this profession but also for the wider society to address; and CIPS is positioned perfectly to drive that agenda forward – I can’t wait to get started.”
Ms Morris is currently CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser and will take up the role in late August 2019 following the decision of the current general manager Mark Lamb to step down.
The new GM joined CIPS at an exciting time, said group CEO Malcolm Harrison.
“We have chosen a proven business leader to take CIPS in Australia and New Zealand to the next stage of its evolution,” Mr Harrison said.
“Her leadership experience will bring with it new perspectives for our profession as she works alongside the procurement community to continue to build capabilities and strong networks for our collective future success.
“I’d also like to take this opportunity to pass on our thanks to Mark Lamb, who has driven CIPS forward in the region with passion and drive over his time with us, we wish him every success.”