The Global Sourcing Association
The Home of the Global Sourcing Standard

The definitive directory of those who've made exceptional contributions to outsourcing

At a time when the global outsourcing market is facing significant upheaval due to the introduction of new trends and technologies, the Global Sourcing Association is committed to recognising those individuals that work tirelessly to better industry standards and make outsourcing a success on a day-to-day basis.

We bring you the first cut of The A List, published by the GSA - an international list of outsourcing thought leaders nominated by those they’ve inspired from across the industry. From evangelists, through academics to international presidents, this initial A List serves to recognise those that have made exceptional contributions to the positive reputation of outsourcing. These are the genuine trailblazers whose success is derived from their incredible efforts and achievements in the outsourcing space.


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Our current A-Listers are as follows:

Philip Allery, Prescience Outsourcing Limited

Cristina Bizzi, Ministry of Justice

Dr Paul Jonathan Blantern, Northamptonshire County Council

Tony Bocock, Better Buying Concepts France

Tom Bridgford, Eversheds LLP

Jon Burbanks, Capital One (Europe)

Kit Burden, DLA Piper

Andrew Burgess, AJBurgess Ltd / Symphony Ventures Ltd

Sarah Burnett, Everest Group

Bill Butler DipGSA MBA, BBC

John Callachan, DDC Outsourcing Solutions

William Carson DipGSA, Teleperformance UK

Allison Cartlidge, Sopra Steria

Richard Cribb, Ofsure

Dr Sara Cullen, The Cullen Group

Christopher John Day DipGSA, The Phoenix Group

Kevin Devoy, Centrica

Wiktor Doktor, Pro Progressio

Kristina Drysdale, GSK

Martin David Edwards DipGSA, BancTec

Italo de Feo,  CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni

Phil Fersht, HfS Research

Stephan Fricke, Deutsche Outsourcing Verband

Hilary Gallo, The Power of Soft

Pat Geary, Blue Prism

Kerry Hallard, Global Sourcing Association

Chris Halward, Global Sourcing Association

Jim Hemmington, BBC

Elias van Herwaarden, Deloitte

John Jorgensen, Shop Direct

Deborah Kops, Sourcing Change

Dr Mary C Lacity, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Sergei Makedonski, ASTRA Partners

Debra Maxwell, Arvato UK and Ireland

Baroness Ruby Mcgregor-Smith, Mitie

Richard Mills, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Dr Stephanie Morgan, Kingston University

Rohit Narang, Intelenet

Marcos Navarro Alcaraz, ADIGO

Paul O'Hare, Kemp Little

Fabrizio Opertti, Inter-American Development Bank

Ilan Oshri, Loughborough School of Business and Economics

Pawel Panczyj, Association of Business Service Leaders

Joanna Page, KPMG

Derek Parlour, DJA Business Solutions Ltd

Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria

Ian Puddy, Gartner

Adrian Quayle, Avasant

Haitao Qi, Devott Co. Ltd /

Rick Simmonds, Aecus

Rachel Stormonth, NelsonHall

Kate Vitasek, Vested Outsourcing

Terry Walby, Thoughtonomy

Grant Whiteside, EE

Leslie Willcocks, London School of Economics and Political Science

John Willmott, NelsonHall

Agni Zygner, Capita Polska

Our thanks go out to the “A Listers” for their valuable contributions to the size and positive reputation of the outsourcing industry.

For more information, feel free to contact the GSA at or on 0207 292 8686.



The Global Sourcing Association
The Home of the Global Sourcing Standard