The Acting Chair of IoD Central London invites all IoD members, their guests and non-members to join us for a panel discussion on the changes in the international supply chain in a post COVID 19 world.
Our keynote speaker Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, will give his views on the impact of COVID-19 on the global trade environment.
The other panel members will share their experiences of adapting to the “new normal” and their thoughts on identifying and mitigating future risks and planning for sustainability and resilience.
Some of the questions that will be discussed include: Will the new normal drive reshoring or nearshoring? What will be economic impact of the shift away from ‘Just in Time’ delivery? Which countries will be the winners and losers?
Make sure you join us after the webinar (6pm) for some networking, with the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and the panelists. Information on how to join the networking will be provided at the end of the webinar.
Martin Wolf CBE
Martin Wolf is Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He was a member of the UK government’s Independent Commission on Banking between June 2010 and September 2011.
Mr Wolf has honorary doctorates from the London School of Economics, Nottingham University, Warwick University and Kingston University, in the UK, Macquarie University, in Australia and KU Leuven, in Belgium. He is an honorary fellow of Corpus Christ College and Nuffield College, Oxford University, and of King’s College, London.
Mr Wolf won the Ludwig Erhard Prize for economic commentary for 2009 and “Commentariat of the Year 2009” at the Comment Awards, sponsored by Editorial Intelligence. He was placed 15th in Foreign Policy’s list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in December 2009 and 37th in the same list for 2010. He was joint winner of the 2009 award for columns in “giant newspapers” at the 15th annual Best in Business Journalism competition of The Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the 33rd Ischia International Journalism Prize in 2012, the Overseas Press Club of America’s prize for “best commentary on international news in any medium” for 2013 and the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gerald Loeb Awards.
Mr Wolf’s most recent publication is The Shifts and The Shocks: What we’ve learned – and have still to learn – from the financial crisis (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2014).
Maureen O'Shea, Operational Transformation Lead Partner at KPMG UK
Maureen O’Shea brings 20 years’ experience in delivering results in local, regional & global FMCG & Pharma supply chains from the production line through to the shelf and the patient. She was trained in the World Class Procter & Gamble Logistics & Operations methods, successfully reapplying them in Pharma. Her industry roles spanned Production, Procurement, Warehousing and Physical distribution, through to Supply and Demand management, with local, regional and global scope. Today, as the Operations lead partner for the UK in KPMG, she catalyzes the supply chain improvement journey of industry leading companies.
Maureen is particularly passionate about the power of people first and foremost, and is a firm believer in the power of business-led, technology-enabled transformation of the supply chain. Her extensive work with clients helps them deliver transformational levels of performance, productivity and profitability.
Sandy Gullis MBE MIEx(Grad)
Sandy joined the Army in 1975 at the age of 16, he went on to complete a 25 year career in the Army as a Logistician working around the world. Sandy achieved the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 and was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year’s Honours List.
Sandy left the Army in 1999 and in the intervening years has worked for BOC Transhield moving food for Marks and Spencer’s, Honda Manufacturing providing Just In Time logistics to the Swindon Factory. Additionally he worked for Kellogg Brown and Root undertaking MoD contracts around the world including operational areas of Iraq and Afghanistan, before moving on to be General Manager of the Wincanton site in Bicester. He now works for Essentra Components as a Supply Chain Project Manager.
Sandy has spent his whole working life involved in Operational Logistics moving every type of cargo imaginable around the world, utilising every mode of transport to achieve the necessary delivery requirements. He has worked in hostile and challenging environments as well as standard Supply Chain operations.
Sandy has served as a Board member of the IOE&IT from 2014 to 2017 and 2019 to Present.
Andrew Lambert CEng FIET MIoD
Founder and CEO of Electronic Media Services Ltd (EMS) and Founder and COO of Fibre Ltd.
Andrew is a Chartered Engineer and an experienced board-level executive with a proven record of developing new technology to solve business problems with extensive practical experience of working in Europe and Asia.
In 1995 he founded EMS, a Technology Consultancy and Telecoms Company, which manufactures, the award-winning i-MO® 4G/5G WAN router appliances and associated Optibond® Software Defined Networking (SDN) cloud management software.
Andrew is a Founder of Fibre Ltd a telecoms company that installs full-fibre broadband to new housing developments.
He is passionate about supporting innovative SMEs and International Trade and recently retired from the boards of the Enterprise M3 LEP and the China Britain Business Council. He is Chair the IoD London International Trade SIG, Vice-Chair of the techUK UK-China Tech Forum and a member of the UK5G International Trade and SME/LEP Working Groups.