council members

 Andrew Dunlop

Andrew is a lawyer and heads the sourcing practice in the law firm Burges Salmon LLP. He has been involved in sourcing transactions for over 25 years. Andrew specialises in GDPR, IP, tech, data, cybersecurity, e-commerce, FINTECH, cloud and so called 'big data' plays (including data storage and security)...

Constanze Nuesperling

Constanze has over twenty years of experience in Outsourcing and Shared Services, both on the “buy” and “consultant” side. In her current role with Clariant, a Swiss speciality chemicals company, she is responsible for value realisation from the HR Outsourcing partnerships...

Eleanor Thompson

Eleanor leads Partner Enablement globally for Blue Prism Group following their acquisition of Thoughtonomy (now Blue Prism Cloud) in 2019. Her experience covers all aspects of partner management, including vendors, managed service and resell partners, with previous roles in Microsoft and Softcat...

Joe Williams 

Joe has been involved in Strategic Sourcing for the past 10 years, working on the buy side across a variety of roles, countries and continents...

Kerry Hallard

Kerry 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...

 Mark Devonshire 

Mark is Vice President and the Head of Client Delivery for NTT Data Services business across EMEA and LATAM. Mark’s reputation is in managing significant Global IT services businesses; ensuring delivery excellence, motivated people, innovation and ever increasing levels of customer satisfaction...

Matt Sims

Matt has worked in the contact centre industry for more than 25-years and during this time has held executive management positions with some of the industry’s largest BPO service providers.  Most recently working at Teleperformance holding the positions of CBDO and CEO for the UK and South Africa markets helping to support clients with strategic outsourcing requirements...

Paul Wright

 Ravi Veerasubramanian 

Sourcing is at the crossroads of significant change as enterprises increasingly partner and collaborate externally to succeed, innovate, disrupt and survive. I am very passionate about strategic sourcing being a true enabler of enterprise agility and value creation...

Sunita Hirani

Sunita possess several years of comprehensive, first-hand experience and demonstrable knowledge in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). Sunita is immensely passionate about SRM and holds vast demonstrable strategic supplier operations and management experience, stakeholder engagement experience and ability to build, develop and maintain SRM frameworks. Sunita has confidence in the potential of trusted, strategic SRM and therefore strongly advocate supplier enablement for innovation and collaboration, which shares and seeks diverse opinions and ideas.

Sunita's professional history includes positions such as Supplier Operations Manager at Reliance Globalcom, which involved the creation, development and drive of robust SRM processes and evaluation systems. My roles at BP plc from Regional Vendor Manager (EMEA), Technology Service Delivery Manager (EMEA) to Field Network Services – SDM (North Sea) encompass well-rounded proficiencies including first-rate supplier relationship management skills, service management, and performance management, remote infrastructure management, planning and scheduling skills. Sunita's most recent role at the BBC as Senior Contracts Management, SRM has further developed her supplier management experience from establishing contact, building frameworks to a service and performance management perspective.

Sunita excel at deployment and compliance of SRM principles and policies; at governance and performance management through clear and concise SRM practices and at building, delivering and continuously improving processes.

In addition, to her experience and personal qualities, Sunita am self-driven, determined and have a real desire to succeed. This can only succeed through building good, strong relationships, focus on corporate strategy, advocating fairness and equality and clear communication on every level. Sunita is an advocate for CSR, with prime focus on equality and fairness across Diversity and Inclusion.

Terry Walby

Terry is Founder and CEO of Blue Prism Cloud, an award-winning AI software as a service (SaaS) company whose intelligent automation platform provides a pool of “digital workers” delivered from the cloud, which not only improve workforce productivity but provide a foundation for digital transformation, allowing organizations and the people that work for them to do and achieve more...

William Carson

William is Director of Marketing Engagement for Ascensos, one of Europe’s fastest growing CX BPOs.  Over the past twenty years, he has worked with the world’s leading BPO outsourcers including Concentrix, SITEL and Teleperformance, as consultant and board member...

Iain Banks

Joanne Webber

Marco Corrado

Senior Colleague Experience Manager for Aviva PLC , Property & Facilities Custodian and key point of contact for all Aviva Employees in London’s Global Head Office, Hoxton Digital Campus, Bristol, and Aviva properties in the South West of England overseeing the Workplace remit for 11 000 Aviva colleagues, tenants, suppliers and vendors .Global Co chair for Aviva Pride, one of 6 Aviva Communities which represent the global Aviva Workforce, our customers and colleagues .

As a focused, value driven professional, I strive in operating a profitable, efficient, innovative service as a competitive leader within a five star Facilities sector. Applying my experience and skills with vision and respect, whilst achieving my goals with distinction through dedication and sound values in the Corporate Hospitality and Facilities Management industry. A strategic, passionate and credible leader with experience in blue chip organisations, global 5 star luxury hotel brands in several sectors in the delivery of uncompromising quality. My key experience is in fast moving operational delivery of corporate support and facilities management services at a senior strategic level.

Philip Allery

Philip Allery is a solicitor and has worked in the outsourcing space for many years. He remembers the days when it was called “contracting out”! He is the author of two books including Tolley’s Effective Outsourcing: Practice and Procedure. He has worked extensively in the post signature world of outsourcing spending six years as the head of a legal function in Phoenix Life working exclusively on outsourcing at each stage of the outsource lifecycle - from inception, through transformation, BAU, dispute resolution and finally to exit. He holds a GSA Diploma in Global Strategic Outsourcing. He won the NOA Award for Academic Achievement in 2014. Through his company, Prescience Outsourcing Limited, he currently provides legal, logistical or consultancy support to outsourcing projects or disputes.

Rick Simmonds

Rick is a Sourcing advisor and a thought leader and industry influencer with over over 25 years outsourcing experience. Rick is the Co-founder and CEO of Aecus (formerly Alsbridge). In Rick's early career he worked with Capgemini (VP), EY (Partner & founding member of outsourcing team) and Accenture (Business Development Manager & founding member outsourcing team)Global Sourcing Association “A” List award.

Tom Bridgford

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