Peter Smith


Peter Smith

About Peter Smith

Peter Smith was Managing Editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe from 2010 to 2018, writing articles read by thousands of procurement professionals every day. He is still involved with Public Spend Forum, an initiative aimed at improving public sector procurement globally. He gained an MA in Mathematics and Management Sciences from Cambridge University, then joined the Mars Group before becoming Procurement Director (CPO) for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and has served as a non-executive director of two large public sector organizations and a growing private firm. He also lectures on the University of Birmingham MBA course, and his first co-authored book, “Buying Professional Services,” was published by the Economist Books in June 2010. His second book is due to be published later this year.

sustainability, corporate social responsibility, procurement, supply chain

Sustainability Summit: The Debate On Corporate Social Responsibility Continues

6-May-2019 | Peter Smith

What’s the biggest change in terms of the focus and priorities for procurement teams and leaders over the last decade or so? There are a few potential answers to that question, but my feeling is tha