Ms. Meryl Bushell currently runs her own consultancy and coaching business (specializing in procurement strategy and coaching of fellow Chief Procurement Officers) after having spent many years in the telecommunications industry. Previously, Ms. Bushell was Chief Procurement Officer at British Telecommunications PLC where she was responsible for an annual spend budget of £7 billion and a team of 400 procurement professionals in 12 hubs across the globe.
Ms. Bushell is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and also sits on the board of management of the Institute. She was a member of the UK Government Taskforce for Sustainable Procurement and was named as a “Superstar” of Procurement by Supply Management Magazine. She regularly speaks at events and conferences on procurement and supply chain topics. Ms. Bushell is a non-executive Director of James Latham PLC and Supplierforce.