Efficio and Babcock co-host CPO Leadership Club

21 Mar 2015

Efficio hosted the first CPO Leadership Club dinner at The Ritz on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 with Adrian Cook, Group Head of Procurement at Babcock International PLC as guest speaker.

The evening’s discussion focused on the topic of “Group Procurement in a Devolved Organization”: how to make a joined up approach work in an organisation that operates on a local and divisional level.


The event began with a champagne reception in the Queen Elizabeth Room followed by dinner and discussion in the Wimborne Room. Guests included CPOs and senior procurement professionals from Amey, RSA Group, G4S, Panasonic, Network Rail, NFU Mutual, and Apple. Cook opened the discussion with an in-depth look at the challenges he has faced in his role at Babcock. A lively group conversation ensued with guests free to openly share experiences they have had in their respective organizations under Chatham House Rule.

About the CPO Club

Efficio’s CPO Leadership Club is an invitation-only 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. For more information, please contact Marianne McAlindon at