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Richard HopkinsonProgramme Director

Richard is a supply chain specialist with extensive experience in procurement and logistics, gained through a range of operational and consulting roles.

With a wealth of experience across strategy, process, operations and technology, he has planned and led many transformations for local, regional and global programmes. In procurement, Richard has delivered improvement projects and realised third-party cost reduction through designing category strategies and delivery sourcing initiatives. His procurement projects have also included operating model design; capability development; and source-to-pay technology improvements.

His logistical experience includes operating models; network design; operations improvement; and cost-to-serve analytics. He is experienced in the oil and gas industry, and also specialises in other sectors, including automotive, pharmaceutical and mining.

Main areas of practice

Richard’s primary areas of expertise are in supply chain, procurement and logistics, as well as manufacturing and supply chain planning. He also has industrial expertise in oil and gas, among others.


Richard has many years of experience. He is currently programme director in the Middle East for Efficio and has previously worked for BP Oil, PwC, IBM, Wipro, Tullow Oil, and KPMG.


Richard’s key clients have included BP, Shell, Chevron, LSG Skychefs, Adient, Anglo American, Johnson and Johnson, BHGE.

Sector expertise

Procurement services

  • Operating Model Design
  • Demand Planning
  • Category Strategy
  • Sourcing Strategy
  • Contracting
  • Negotiating
  • Purchase to Pay Optimisation
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Compliance
  • National Content
  • Procurement Technology

Industry sectors:

  • Oil
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical