John Atkinson is an experienced business consultant and practitioner specialising in procurement & supply chain. John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including Head of Group & Global Procurement for Focus Wickes plc where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally. John has wide international Oil & Gas, Telecoms and banking sector experience, including state level, ministry and regulatory levels in: Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, KDR, China, Germany, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, West Africa, France and Sweden. As a consultant and instructor for the last 9 years John is passionate about delivery, and utilises his career expertise to ensure that clients receive leading edge results, enabling delegates to understand not only the subject matter, but also the application and usage to add value both to their role and within the wider organisational environment.