Malcolm is an international board level executive who has worked in consumer / industrial businesses, central government, and professional membership bodies.
He worked in Production, Sales, Procurement, Supply Chain, and HR with Mars Confectionery, Pedigree Petfoods and Bass. He has worked and lived in UK, France, Belgium, and Switzerland; he was based in West Africa for 2 years leading a multi-stakeholder development programme.
He was Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Bass from 1993 – 1996, CPO of InBev from 2000 – 2005, and CPO of Nestlé from 2006 – 2009 responsible for the largest FMCG procurement spend globally.
From 2010 Malcolm was CEO of the global Plastic Packaging division of Rexam plc, the FTSE 100 packaging company. In 2015 he joined the Cabinet Office of UK Government as CEO of the Crown Commercial Service, overseeing an annual spend of £13 Bn on common goods and services across the UK.
Malcolm Harrison joined the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) in 2018 as CEO. He launched a new strategy, putting focus on relevance to the profession, achieving record numbers of members and exams globally.
He now has a portfolio of non-executive and advisory roles with particular focus on supply chains, procurement, sustainability, climate change and international development. Malcolm believes passionately that operating supply chains to a world-class level is a key differentiator for any organisation. He believes that people are critical in delivering this.
Malcolm has a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University. He is married with four grown-up children.