The importance of partnership and sustainability in the supply chain - CPO Club | Efficio UK

The importance of partnership and sustainability in the supply chain

CPO Club, 12:45 a.m. - 4 a.m. | The Ritz, London


Speaker: Andy Haynes, Procurement Director at Heathrow Airport 

6.45pm Drinks and networking
7.30pm Dinner and discussion
Smart casual

Expanding an airport in a challenging political environment

Andy Haynes, Procurement Director at Heathrow Airport, will open the evening's talk with a discussion about the challenges of managing a procurement department in a complex multi-stakeholder environment, and the importance of sustainability and partnership within the supply chain.

Heathrow is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, serving over 80 million passengers in 2018. Over 76,000 people work at the many hundreds of businesses based at Heathrow – or Team Heathrow - making Heathrow one of the UK’s biggest single site employers and one of the most diverse workforces and customer bases of any organisation, globally.

About the speaker

Andy is accountable for all operational and capital suppliers and delivery of the Heathrow 2.0 sustainability strategy to transform the Heathrow supply chain for a sustainable future. Prior to this Andy spent 20 years in infrastructure delivery, initially at Thames Water and latterly at Network Rail. 

He was Finance & Commercial Director for Western Route programmes including Reading Station, Crossrail on network works and Great Western Route Modernisation. Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of CIPS and has an MBA from Henley.

The venue

With sparkling chandeliers, towering marble columns and soaring floor to ceiling windows overlooking the calm oasis of Green Park, the elegant Ritz Restaurant is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world. In charge of creating magnificent Michelin-starred meals is the Executive Chef, John Williams MBE, who is passionate about using the best seasonal British ingredients.


The CPO Leadership Club is a networking club for CPOs and senior procurement professionals. Getting to the very heart of procurement challenges and opportunities, it has been designed to provide a wealth of insight, expert knowledge exchange, and valuable networking opportunities.