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GSA Council Members

Safeguarding the Sourcing Industry

The GSA Council is the elected body responsible for shaping the strategic focus of the GSA, and delivering their vision which will help to grow and shape the sourcing industry's future, as well as improve the positive reputation of sourcing globally.

The Council, who participate on a voluntary basis, includes buyers, service providers, advisors and consultants working across the sourcing industry. Each individual has been voted in off the back of a proposed manifesto, in which they outline their objectives and vision for all aspects of sourcing in 2017 and beyond.

Biographies for each current representative are available below.

Karen Rooney - Automation Champion

Automation Champion

I currently head up the Robotic Centre of Excellence for Zurich UK Life, leading a team that deliver business change through the automation of processes across multiple business lines to enhance customer experience and deliver business efficiency. I have over...

Terry Walby - Automation Champion

Automation Champion

Terry Walby is Chief Executive of Thoughtonomy, a multi-award winning automation technology company whose software as a service (SaaS) platform combines the principles of Robotic Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud Computing to provide a highly secure and infinitely scalable Virtual...

Kerry Hallard - CEO of the GSA UK

CEO of the GSA UK

Kerry Hallard is the President of the Global Sourcing Association and CEO of the Global Sourcing Association UK. Kerry previously held the titles of CEO of the National Outsourcing Association and Director of the European Outsourcing Association and recently led the organisations’ highly successful global rebrand. Kerry’s focus is...

Jim Hemmington - Council Chairman

Council Chairman

Jim is Director of Procurement at the BBC, responsible for the external spend of £1.5 billion pa on goods and services, including outsourced services contracts such as Transmission, TV Licensing and Technology. In addition to buying in goods and services, Jim also co-ordinates the contract management activity...

Mark Gait - Customer-centricity Champion

Customer-centricity Champion

Mark currently has responsibility for the Customer Service delivery for O2’s Consumer and Business customers. Prior to joining O2 Mark has worked within the Customer Service Industry for over 20 years covering a wide variety of roles with brands that include Vodafone, BT, Sainsbury’s and the public sector. He has also...


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