David Noble

Group Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institute Of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


David Noble was appointed Group Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply on 1 June 2009. Previously he was Group Supply Director at IMI plc, a FTSE 250 UK multinational company specialising in advanced engineering technology and responsible for c£1billion spend. A key achievement was pioneering Category Management and Strategic Sourcing at Motorola in the mid-80s. Although the majority of his career has been in manufacturing, he also has experience of the public sector, the distribution industry and large scale turnkey power station projects.

He has an honours degree and was elected a fellow of the institute in 1994 also serving on the fellowship selection panel, the CIPS management board, the Cabinet Office Government Procurement Reform Board and the London Olympics Supplier Arbitration Board.

David is married to Jennifer, lives near Stamford, Lincolnshire and originates from North Yorkshire. He includes amongst his hobbies regular sailing on nearby Rutland Water, cycling and football.

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