Michael Ryan

Transformation Driver 

Michael is a Transformation specialist whose passion is delivering a change in mindset and approach. He has 20 years’ experience combining operational and Big 4 consulting experience augmented by industry speaking engagements which contribute to a well-rounded professional capable of innovative award-winning solutions.

His experience has meant a steady progression from Transformation at a National level (Whitbread) to an International level (Argos) through to Global Business Services at a Regional level (Deloitte & Logica Consulting). Michael’s wealth of transformation knowledge lead to projects with Global Brands including BT, EMI, Aon, Airwave, Liberty Insurance, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson. This has been further developed as an Interim with Pearson, McCann World group and Thomson local.

He has been heavily engaged in transformation since start of his career. Having developed and implemented a P2P Interface Strategy at Whitbread Beer Co. involving JDE and multiple Supply Chain systems, he managed Accounts Payable teams through multiple process improvement projects, implemented a P2P focussed Document Management solution for Argos and designed P2P Centre of Excellence teams for Deloitte and, most recently he assessed the feasibility of a P2P focussed SSC for McCann Worldgroup. Michael has formed alliances with many solution-providers and understands the pressures on current organisations to implement change. He recently presented at the 2016 P2P Transformation summit.


Session Details

Procurement … Sexy Enough for the C Suite?

As a previous transformation driver at Logica, Deloitte, Argos and Whitbread Beer Co, Michael will use the first 30-minute session challenging the audience as to the relevance of procurement at the highest level of decision-making in comparison to other C suite members such as CFO or CIO. Is procurement really sexy enough for the top table?

The second 30 minutes will be used to determine 3 game changing initiatives that Procurement Officers can make to justify a position in the C suite.

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Leave armed with 3 initiatives to advance Procurement in your organisation
  • Determine the relevance of Procurement in your organisation
  • Discuss the differences between C suite members