COVID-19/Coronavirus

The Supply Management Forum - Private Sector will take place as scheduled on Tuesday 5 May at etc.venues Norton Folgate, London.

CIPS and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of CIPS) are following the current guidance from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation and as such this event will be taking place as planned. Our priority during this time is the safety of our event attendees and our teams, and we will continue to closely monitor the development of the COVID-19/Coronavirus and any potential impact on our event.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Jim Carter


Commercial Director, Ministry of Defence
Jim is Commercial Director, Supply Chain, at the Ministry of Defence responsible for the overall supplier and market interface. He leads a Supplier Management team and is responsible for delivering and embedding a new Strategic Supplier Management approach across Defence, helping transform our supplier relationships and improving our broader Industry engagement. Prior to this he was Transformation Director in the Cabinet Office Government Commercial Function, helping improve the capacity and capability of Commercial Specialists across Government, winning Best People Development Initiative at the CIPs Awards 2018. He’s had a 20-year Commercial career including Commercial Director at Network Rail, the UK's rail infrastructure provider, where his team procured and managed categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. For his transformation work at Network Rail Jim won the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award in 2013.