Corven Consulting appoints a new Director of its Procurement and Supply Chain practice
12/10/2011

Announcing the appointment of a new Director, Corven, the leading strategic change management consulting firm is pleased to welcome Nick Ford as Director of our Procurement and Supply Chain practice. Nick will be working with large corporate and financial sponsor clients focusing on driving cost efficiencies, optimal supplier relationship management strategies, together with supply chain transformation.

Online PR News – 10-December-2011 – – Nick has come to Corven with over 20 years of operational and advisory experience in procurement and supply chain, from senior executive roles at organisations such as NatWest/RBS, Fujistu and Morrisons both in Europe and USA, to consulting practice leadership roles at Accenture, Capgemini, PwC and Logica. He has worked across a broad spectrum of sectors but has particular expertise in Financial Services, Utilities, and Manufacturing with clients such as Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, Citibank, RBS, Diageo and British Gas.

Nick’s focus at Corven will be in the design and delivery of major transformation programs across the whole of the supply chain. Projects will include leading strategic sourcing programs to deliver considerable cost reduction benefits, designing and delivering new procurement and supply chain strategies and capability and leadership and development programs for complex global organisations. He will also focus on working with procurement and supply chain teams to improve their commercial effectiveness within their organisation - helping them to be more integrated with the business units and therefore being able to fulfil a broader commercial role across their company. Utilising his blend of corporate and consulting experience these programmes will deliver significant value to the bottom line while ensuring they are sustainable within client businesses.

Nick commented: “Joining Corven will give me the opportunity to continue to build a world leading practice and to deliver significant value to both our existing and new clients. Corven’s ambitious growth plans within the procurement and supply chain practice and beyond, along with its commitment to both clients and staff make Corven a fantastic place to work and I look forward to being part of its continued success story.”

Nick is also working with his co-directors in the broader execution of Corven’s strategy building on its position as a world class strategic change management and advisory firm.

Corven believes that the procurement and supply chain function is in a pivotal position to increase value for shareholders through transforming how they align the entire business to engage the supply chain. We understand that supply chains are complex networks involving multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally. It is by unlocking this complexity and identifying where value is created and lost in the network that Corven delivers sustainable step changes in cost reduction and supply chain performance for clients such as National Grid, E.ON, BP, and Network Rail.

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Further information: Kate Wildman, Group Marketing Manager +44 (0)20 3326 2946; kate.wildman@corven.com.

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